It’s a bit of a slow couple of days in the Blind Tasting Competition. Everyone at the top of the leaderboard is sort of quietly chugging along, picking up a few points left and right. It’s a close race from position 1 through 10, and I’m kind of waiting for someone to explode and taking a more commanding lead.
That hasn’t happened yet. Yesterday was another slow competition day, as no one guessed the right distillery, and most people also thought this was a younger whisky. I myself only scored points because I had guessed the right region. Here’s what it eventually turned out to be.
Glen Moray 1992 24 Years Old (50,9%, Cadenhead, 684 bts.)
Nose: Very light and fresh with a bit of fennel, accompanied by white grapes, vanilla, a hint of lime zest and lemon peel, and some green veggies too. There’s a touch of cardboard here as well. Very delicate.
Taste: Very clean. More lemon as well as some apple, accompanied by white pepper and roasted peanuts. Finally a bit of menthol. Very interesting stuff.
Finish: Lingering mint leaves, some spices, before becoming more citrusy and grassy.
A fairly balanced whisky with a decent complexity. Easy sipping, but it doesn’t become boring.
Photo: Master of Malt