Review #617 | /r/Scotch Review #207 – Glen Moray 2002 14yr (Bottled for Trader Joe’s)
The Schtick: This is a sort of fun little bottling. It is a 14yr, ex-bourbon Glen Moray bottled for Trader Joe’s – a hip, grocery store chain here in the States that specializes in high end, often organic and natural produce and groceries. They also sell another product, Islay Storm, that is very popular as well.
Distiller: Glen Moray
Bottler: Glen Moray (For Trader Joe’s)
ABV: 40% ABV
Age: 14 Years
Source: Bottle, Purchased
Nose: Honey, melon, pepper and faint vanilla. There isn’t a ton here, but what is present is pleasant.
Taste: Thin, but no heat. Lots of honey, melon, some faint oakiness. Little bit of vanilla and butter cream. All in all, pretty light, but not offensive, given the proof.
Finish: Short, no heat and loaded with green apples.
Overall: If you told me this was Glenlivet Lite, I’d believe you. All in all, this is a gentle, mild, not bold, completely not bad product. Is it worth $30? That’s up to you. I don’t mind gambling $30 or less on something I’ve never had – especially an age stated single malt. This would be a good warm up dram, but I think it earns the score it gets.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
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6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
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