Scotch Wars: Glenfiddich 12 Year Old Single Malt vs Glen Moray 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt

9 Dec

The next scotch up in Scotch Wars is the Glen Moray 12 year old, which James figured would be fairly similar to the Glenfiddich. I don’t have a photo of the actual bottle because by the time I remembered to take a photo of it, James had already drunk it all. Notice there’s a new bottle of Glenfiddich too.

Glenfiddich 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky ($49.99)

This is James’ everyday scotch. He thinks it’s good value compared to other scotches, and while it’s not particularly distinctive he says it tastes like how he imagines scotch should taste.

Glen Moray 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky ($43.99)

James said that the Glenfiddich and Glen Moray have the same general flavour, but there is a weird aftertaste to the Glen Moray that he doesn’t like. I asked if the Glenfiddich has an aftertaste and he said no. He said that the Glenfiddich is more warming and has a more “substantial” taste, though the Glen Moray is smoother.

The Verdict

I originally thought it would be close (cos he looked thoughtful when drinking the Glen Moray), but Glenfiddich won resoundingly. Surprisingly though, James rates the Glen Moray below the Glenrothes. I guess he really doesn’t like that aftertaste!

Next up in Scotch Wars is a peaty scotch, to see if James can be knocked out of his easydrinking rut. =)



8 Responses to “Scotch Wars: Glenfiddich 12 Year Old Single Malt vs Glen Moray 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt”

  1. ToffePop December 16, 2011 at 2:28 am #

    That Glen Moray is an 8 year old, not really a good age comparison. The 12 yr Glen Moray is much better.

  2. Ileana Diaz September 3, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    i never thought I´d be writting to you! but this is one of collateral effects of scotch! isn¨t it? I love Glenfiddich BUT the 15 years…against the 12 years Glenrother Select Reserve is a winner for me…. take it from mexican tequila sommelier! but I LOVE scotch too!

    • pamperedhousewife September 4, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

      Unfortunately for James scotch is a bit harder to come by where we are. On the plus side there’s a much better variety of tequila so he’s going to try some of those. Any recommendations? =D

  3. Pradeep Rajkumar April 29, 2013 at 11:14 pm #

    I Love Glenfeddich Personally and to entertain please use Glenmoray

  4. ganeshantd July 23, 2013 at 11:09 pm #

    Please try single malts in Red Wine glass which has good nose and in a drop of water.

    My favorite SIngle malt drank neat are

    Strathisla 12 year old

    Glenmorangie 10 year old

    Glenfeddich 12 year old

    Dalwhinne 15 year old

    Talisker 10 year old

    Laphroaig 10 Year old single Malt.

    Purchase in Dan Murphy stores…

    • pamperedhousewife July 23, 2013 at 11:33 pm #

      Glenfiddich 12 is James’ regular drink. It’s not his absolute favourite but it hits a sweet spot for taste relative to price. He’s tried all but Strathisla and Dalwhinne on your list so I’ll keep an eye out for them, thanks!

      • ganeshantd July 23, 2013 at 11:38 pm #

        Welcome and please add Laphroaig Quarter Cask and Lagavulin 16 year old … HIgh peat & smoky one…

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