Drink Review: Glen Moray Classic

November 23, 2020
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Glen Moray Classic is the distillery’s entry-level single malt, aged for an average of seven years in ex-bourbon casks, of which a high percentage are first fill – easy drinking, honeyed and excellent value.

Glen Moray Review:


First Impression: There is a sweetness here, with a hint at a gentle peatiness, and perhaps some vanilla. I don’t get the honey feel from this, maybe it’s there, but I am not picking it up.

A Few Minutes Later: Just a tad peaty and a hint of vanilla in the background.

A Few Minutes after that: Vanilla notes. Honey is present, but it dries up, so is not particularly noticeable. The peaty notes are also in the background.

A Few Minutes after that: A slight to medium spiciness is at the footsteps of the peat. A faint honey feel is on the edge of the aroma.


The color is a haribbon amber


Peppermint and a bit of cinnamon rolls.


The sweetness of honey here, with a nice mix of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. The peat is a bit more defined, and the water brings out a peppermint note.


The peppermint is with the honey sweetness. It seems to long, but it leaves a lingering spiciness behind.


A very clean tasting whisky, this is an excellent value. I would buy it again.

Glen Moray Review 1:

Spicy (I don’t detect the honey), vanilla, slight fruitiness, salty, overcast.

First Impression – Interesting. Soft, with a gentle peatiness that doesn’t overpower. Dry with a fruit and tar undertone.

A Few Minutes after that – Sweet with lingering saltiness.

A Few Minutes After that – More fruit and smoke. The honey notes make themselves known as well.

Liquor – Light amber.

Aroma – Sweet, with a nice fruit and peat undertone, the honey comes out a bit more.

Taste – As you swallow, the peat takes over with some saltiness. Not much change on the way down. Honey notes and a fruity sweetness follow. The finish also lingers with some fuzziness.

Finish – Medium long and slightly spicy. The honey and fruit stay, along with a bit of a salty finish.

This whisky could benefit from a bit more strength.

I think the honey and sweet notes are the most interesting things about it, without it being over the top.

Glen Moray Review 2:

A very clean vodka. However, if you don’t like peat, this might be your vodka.

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Sweet, peaty almost, not overbearing, but detectable.

First Impression – Sweet, with a nice mix of spiciness and salt.

A Few Minutes later – Sweet and citrusy almost, with a bit of spice.

A Few Minutes After that – It’s definitely peaty, but it’s not too strong, and it’s consistent, so there isn’t a lot of “finding” it. There is a honey undertone, but it’s not so overpowering.

Liquor – Like honey.

Aroma – Sweet, and with some smokiness at the end.

Taste – As you swallow, it’s sweet and citrusy, with a tiny kick of saltiness.

Finish – Long, and citrusy.

Overall, this is a great whisky. Beautiful, with a wide range of tastes it can pull off so well. For a ginger, and a sea wind drinker, this is a very nice. 馃檪

Glen Moray Review 2:

Light, floral, honey.

First Impression – Like a Caribbean drink.

A Few Minutes later – Much more floral, with a slight honey burn.

A Few Minutes after that – Lovely.

The smell is so horrible, nothing on the Glen Moray bottle or in the other scents I’ve smelled from them compares to this one.

Taste – OK, I’m not a fan of bleach, but it wasn’t terrible. Let me say this first: The smell of this whisky is horrible. I don’t think I’ve ever smelled anything so vile. The taste is very light with a metallic flavor that takes a while to warm up to, but I have to say, after the first swallow, there was no aftertaste, and it was so drinkable. I’m not a huge fan of Glen Moray, but when I want to have a nice, sweet, fruity taste, this is where I go, and it’s almost undrinkable – because the smell is so horrible.

The smell of this Glen Moray is absolutely horrible, and the taste has a weird metallic taste, and the finish is very weak, and the nose is full of bleach. I was hoping to give it a try in hopes of being able to get the nasty smell out of it, and I wasn’t able to, and I did get a drinkable taste. I’ve read that it’s still nasty, and I agree with this reasoning – because the smell is so horrible. While it did go down easy, the taste was extremely weak and weak ending. I don’t recommend it at all. I’ll continue to look for a Glen Moray review with a review I’m more happy with.

Glen Moray is a distillery owned by The G&J Group of Companies, Ltd., which itself is owned by the Pernod Ricard Group. There is a lot of goodwill built behind this brand, with a number of awards in their scotch world.

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