Glen Moray Whisky – Single Speyside Scotch Malt Whisky

Jim was asked round to Nicola’s on Sunday February 7th to have a wee tasting, Dougie, due to some family commitments was unable to attend, so like soldier’s Jim and Nicola  just had to forge ahead.

As we purchased some bottles of Glen Moray Whisky at auction recently we decided that one of these would be tasted tonight, and our choice was the Classic.

Glen Moray Distillery sits on the banks of the River Lossie in the city of Elgin, the capital of Speyside, a region rich in Malt Whisky. Glen Moray Single Malt Whisky has been distilled here since 1897.

Glen Moray Distillery

Bruceland Road
IV30 1YE

Telephone: 01343 550 900


Owners.  La Martiniquaise

The tasting

Glen Moray  –  Single Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky, No Age Statement 40% Alc/vol

Colour. pale yellowed gold.


Nicola’s tastingglen-moray-single-malt-whisky

Nose…Light coffee aroma with a hint of vanilla

Taste…Smooth, buttery taste but not too complex.

Finish…Medium, does not linger too long.

Score…1.5 corks


Jim’s tasting

Nose…Light and gentle, fruit with a gentle snippet of vanilla, and maybe a wee touch of sea spray.

Taste…Fruit again with a wee touch of creamy vanilla, mild spice showing leaving a tiny tingle to the tongue.

Finish…Medium in length but a little of the tongue tingle remains.

Score…1.5 corks

Overall score…1.5 corks

Well that was the first tasting of our auction buys.

We both thought that this Glen Moray was a little light in character, not exciting us with flavours and a bit more complexity was needed, but in saying that, with a bottle of Glen Moray Classic quite widely available in supermarkets and prices starting form a s little as £14.99 you will certainly not go wrong in buying a bottle or two of this Speyside Malt.

Our next visit into a bottle of Glen Moray will more than likely be the 12 year old mellowed in wine barrels, which we are sure will be a more interesting wee dram than the Classic.

You may also like...

5 Responses

  1. whisky-fan says:

    I’ve tried a couple of weeks ago, too, has tasted good

  2. martinique says:

    Malade exactement ce que je cherchais

  3. Helen Skinner says:

    I have a bottle of Glen Moray Single Highland Malt Scotch Whiskey that was bottled 2/1/1940. Do not have a box but the seal is still in place. What is it worth?

  4. Nicola Young says:

    Hi Helen, thanks for getting in touch. Would you be able to use the form here:

    that way you can include a picture of the bottle and I can give you a better idea of value. Thanks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.