The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of Glen Moray spirit by the Jewish Whisky Company’s Single Cask Nation line of expressions. It is 12 years old and spent the first 6 years maturing in ex-bourbon and then was moved to first fill Madeira casks for the remaining 6 years. It is bottled at cask strength and received no coloring or filtering.
This is day 2 in my mini series: Single Cask Nation Spotlight. If you missed a previous day, here ya go:
Distiller: Glen Moray
Bottler: Single Cask Nation
ABV: 54.7% ABV
Age: 12 Years
Bottle: One of 312
Distilled: June 2004
Bottled: September 2016
Nose: Rich, sweet, syrupy fruits. Cherry, currant, blackberry. Sweet honey. Faint tobacco.
Taste: Medium mouth feel, no heat. Sweet, jammy, fruits. Faint tobacco, nice clove characteristic. Jammy structured with some spice to reign it in. Surprisingly nice oak body, as well.
Finish: Long, lots of stewed fruits and sweet. Super jammy, loads of berries, some vanilla cake and cocoa.
Overall: If there was a whiskey for Smucker’s to stake their name on, this would be the one. It was super enjoyable, brought a surprising amount of richness to the table and also delivered well in not being cloyingly sweet or fruity. I think that 12 years in first fill Madeira may have brought this overboard, so I’m thankful for whoever decided to make this a 50:50 maturation, using first fill Madeira for the second half. Once again, a unique, and delicious SCN selection.
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