Dram Review: Dun Eideann Glen Moray Aged 21 Years

[60.1%・Distilled in 1992・Bottled in 2013・ 21 Years Old・Dun Eideann Bottling・Cask No. 4064・Single Cask Release of 310 Bottles]

Nose:

A fairly appealing basket of Speyside notes, vanilla, honey, apple jam with a pinch of pepper spices, slightly metallic however.

Palate & Finish:

Flowing honey with a squeeze of orange zest, some ginger spirit breathing spices to the wee creamy body of tropical fruits.

Sweet and fruity, turns a tad plastic though.

Thoughts:

A reminder that it’s nice to come across an indie you weren’t completely sure about only to be pleasantly amused.

☆ [Recommended]

-Nicholas

Dram Review: SMWS 35.188 Glen Moray “A Complex Delight”

[55.2%・25 Years Old・Bottled in 2018・SMWS Bottling・Single Cask Release of 222 Bottles]

Nose:

Bourbon char and creamy vanilla wrapped in a tropical perfume.  Spirit-y but still rather poised as a deeper floral note develops.

Palate & Finish:

Honeydew nicely transitions to more of a floral presence, a chewy mouthfeel of milk chocolate and liquor soaked cherries.

Dark alluring cherries in the finish dressed in chocolate dust, the spirit-y notes continue..

Thoughts:

One of those ones that shines from the distillery and certainly one of the better ones bottled by the Society in the past few years, rather on point..

☆ [Recommended]

-Nicholas