I received a sample of Glen Moray 12 Year Old with the Glen Moray Tweet Tasting pack for the December 2023 tasting.
The miniature a 50ml bottle, was hidden in a Glen Moray Christmas Cracker.

These are my thoughts of the whisky.

The Nose:
Aromatic with fruits; typically apple, but also some pear. A light honey sweetness leading to vanilla and caramel.

The Palate:
Sweet and fruity with apple and berries, maybe a touch floral then malty, some desiccated coconut, oak and creamy.

Summary:
A very easy drinker, there is no overwhelming flavours, its not too complex, quite a satisfying whisky.
The downside is that it is bottled at 40% ABV, however for an average retail price of £40

I scored it as follows

Value: 8.3 (Value score of 83 out of 100)
Nose: 7.0
Palate: 7.0
Overall: 7.6

The Glen Moray 12 Year Old doesn't often make onto supermarket shelves whilst its non age statement siblings do, this is a shame as the 12 Year Old from Glen Moray being unpeated is an easy drinking whisky that would be appreciated by all but the more hard core whisky enthusiasts.

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What Glen Moray say;

Glen Moray 12 Year Single Malt Whisky (link to the official website)

A whisky with a long heritage, beautifully balancing vanilla and berried notes, this quintessential Speysider reflects all our expertise. It is distilled on the banks of the River Lossie where we have been making Glen Moray since 1897. This single malt is entirely aged in carefully selected American oak casks to bring out its traditional Speyside character.
40% ABV

COLOUR
Polished Gold

NOSE}
Rich, sweet, and floral with notes of vanilla toffee and berry fruits.

TASTE
Toasted oak, intense dark fruits and creamy toasted vanilla.

FINISH
Smooth and satisfying. A lovely balance of sweet vanilla and spiced oak delivers a smooth and well balanced finish.

 

 

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