SMWS 35.324 Tangerine Collings

Posted 01 September 2022 by Matt / In Glen Moray
The Dramble reviews SMWS 35.324 Tangerine Collings

Bottle Name: 35.324 Tangerine Collings

ABV: 58.9%
Distillery: Glen Moray
Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Flavour Profile: Young & spritely
Region: Speyside Age: 8

Opening our account of the September 2022 SWMW outturn with a trip to Glen Moray. This younger example has been matured in a 1st fill ex-bourbon barrel before being bottled at 58.% ABV.

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Nose: Opening with crisp and slightly blow-torched meringue peaks, before leading into mandarin and clementine slices and tangy lemon gel. In the background, mint leaf, char,  sack cloth and a scattering of jelly baby gummy sweetness. The addition of water presents a warmed less snappish complexion – it also ups the fruit ante with gooseberry fool and balled melon.

Taste: The arrival is saccharine and somewhat sherbet. It also has some potent alcoholic bite to it. It does however possess a clingy syrupy texture. That works. Orange peels, cantaloupe melon and fizzy powered lemon join Rich Tea biscuits alongside fabric – this time cotton – and cask-led pepper. Dilution lowers the initial hostility adding effervescent soda water together with tangy lemon jellies. It’s simpler – but it’s also somewhat easier.

Finish: Medium with the powdery fruity sweetness sitting alongside that tingly pepper.

Whilst I enjoyed the bright, piquant fruits of the nose of this Glen Moray – that palate was too antagonistic and overtly booze-led for me at its natural strength. There’s more than enough scope for dilution here – however whilst that proved beneficial in broadening up the bouquet – it quickly diminished the overall breadth once in the mouth. You can’t have it both ways it seems.

Score: 82/100


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