If you see a young single cask bottling, it usually comes from a very active cask. It’s now surprise then that this Glen Moray 2007 8 Years Old from Single Malts of Scotland comes from a first-fill bourbon cask.
Glen Moray 2007 8 Years Old (59,1%, Single Malts of Scotland, C#5134)
Nose: Green apple and lime with a lingering spiciness (black pepper, nutmeg). Some wood shavings too, as well a soft wax and a whiff of oranges. A tad prickly. Taste: Mouthcoating. Quite spicy with chili pepper and ginger. Plenty of oak, as well as orange liqueur and lime zest. Some pine sap and chalk too. I’d recommend quite a few drops of water. Finish: Chalk, wax and oak. Short to medium in length.
Very much a wood driven whisky, maybe a little too much so. Plenty of things going on though. Adding water makes it more gentle and enjoyable. Used to cost 50 pounds, but surprisingly enough seems to be sold out already.