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Whisky Review – SMWS 35.134 Churros dipped in hot chocolate, Glen Moray 20 yo (BTC #2015 Day 10)

Ten days has passed by in the BTC 2015 competition and finally we got to taste the ‘special’ Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottling, which seems to be an annual occurrence. Last year we had a 8 yo Balmenach and last night we got to taste this special Glen Moray that was matured in a First-fill Toasted Oak Hogshead. Take this cask with the extra toasting, add a whisky that was matured in it for twenty years, brought us a whisky imparted with flavors that imitate a wine/sherry cask. In short: a perfect candidate to confuse us at the competition.

I couldn’t figure out what cask finish was used here. I assumed it’s some European wine and so gave up the idea of trying to figure out which distillery it is. Instead, I spread out my guesses, fishing for some points – I chooses Glenburgie (as a random Speyside distillery), 11 year old and 57.5%. Luckily, I got points for the region and ABV so I avoided another zero points day. Hurrah!

SMWS 35.134 Churros dipped in hot chocolate, Glen Moray 20 yo (56.5%)

SMWS 35.134 Churros dipped in hot chocolate

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New Whisky Review & Tasting Notes: SMWS 35.103 The Great Easter Bake Off (Glen Moray) 29 year old 58.8%

Another Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottling review today and it’s my first Glen Moray distillery whisky I taste and review.

This one was distilled on December 1983 and bottled after 29 years after resting in a refill ex-sherry butt that produced 236 bottles. How does it fare?

SMWS 35.103 The Great Easter Bake Off (Glen Moray) 29 year old (58.8%, 236 bottles)

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