Glen Moray 2007 10yo (A.D. Rattray)

Glen Moray 2007 10yo (A.D. Rattray)

This is an A.D. Rattray bottling of Glen Moray, distilled in 2007 and bottled in 2017 at cask strength with no colouring or chill filtering.

This is part of a series of blind tastings from the “The Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar 5th Edition” advent calendar. I do not know what is in the calendar, so every one of these reviews is 100% no prior knowledge.

1. Macduff 2003 14yo (Single Cask Nation)
2. Wemyss Wooden Chest
3. Lost Distillery Company Auchnagie Classic
4. Glen Moray 2008 9yo #5764 (Secret Spirits)
5. Craigellachie 12yo 2006 Cask Strength (Secret Spirits)
6. Exclusive Malts Islay Sherry Cask (Laphroaig)
7. Adelphi Breath of Speyside 2006 (11yo)
8. Balmenach 2004 13yo (Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask)
9. Glen Moray 2007 10yo (A.D. Rattray)
10. Royal Brackla 2006 11yo (Secret Spirits)
11. Wemyss Delicious Burst
12. Lost Distillery Company Stratheden Classic
13. Auchinderom - Peated Glenglassaugh (Malt Whisky Company)
14. Knockdhu 2009 9yo (A.D. Rattray)
15. Caol Ila 2009 9yo (Secret Spirits)
16. Wemyss Nectar Grove
17. Glentauchers 2008 10yo (Secret Spirits)
18. Glenallachie 2009 9yo (Secret Spirits)
19. Williamson (Laphroaig) 2005 13yo (A.D. Rattray)
20. Stones of Stenness Orkney Aged 18yo (Single Cask Nation)
21. Inchgower 1995 21yo (Hunter Laing Old Malt Cask)
22. Towiemore Archivist (Lost Distillery Company)
23. North British 1988 30yo (A.D. Rattray)
24. Inchmurrin 1996 21yo (Secret Spirits)
25. Glen Grant 1988 30yo (A.D. Rattray)

Distiller: Glen Moray
Bottler: A.D. Rattray
Distilled: 2007
Bottled: 2017
ABV: 57.7%
Age: 10yo
Cask type: ex-Bourbon
Source: The Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar 5th Ed.
Setting: Blind

Nose: This is scotch? Ultra bourbon forward. Again. Corn grits, vanilla, nutmeg. Some light unbourbonlike heather honey notes, but this is to the point that if you had told me this was a bourbon I would have believed you. As it sits, some more interesting notes arrive, but it still may just be the most bourbon forward nose I've ever met on a scotch. **Palate**: Certainly scotchier! Doughy bread, vanilla cream, a rosewater note. Hot. **Finish**: Finishes with light vanilla, cream and honey. Medium-short. **Overall**: This was not unenjoyable but, just like yesterday’s whisky, I feel it was overtaken by the bourbon barrel to the point of identity crisis. There is little here that screams interesting scotch to me, if I wanted to drink bourbon I would drink bourbon, not this. It doesn’t seem to know what it is.
Rank: 4