GLEN MORAY AGED 28 YEARS ~ SPEYSIDE, SCOTLAND
91/100 Whisky Base
The Whisky World "Stunner of a sipper!"
Dave - DWR "One of those definite buys for me"
Ruben - Whisky Notes "Good and really interesting, this one, like a mix of bourbon and Scotch, with fragrant wood and candied notes. We know Glen Moray likes to experiment, I’d love to find out how they treated this cask"
Another delicious batch of Glen Moray single malt bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. The label of this 28 year old expression references the day in 2002 when the banks of the nearby River Lossie burst and the ensuing flood tried to steal a few casks of Glen Moray's whisky.
Nose - Coconut and milk chocolate, with red apple and vanilla-y malt following on.
Palate - Warming cinnamon and black pepper, balanced by raspberry compote and more coconut.
Finish - Oak tannins and waxy orange peel.
Glen Moray was built on the site of the West Brewery to the west of Elgin on the banks of the River Lossie. Following reconstruction, Glen Moray Distillery was founded in 1897. It was not long before the distillery closed in 1910, though it reopened a couple of years later, shortly before closing once more. In 1920, Macdonald and Muir acquired the distillery and once more spirit flowed from the stills. The distillery operated its own floor maltings, converting to a Saladin Box in 1957, which remained in use until 1978. During the 1970s, the two original stills were replaced and two further stills were added, giving the distillery a total yearly capacity of two million litres.
Most of the whisky from Glen Moray has long since been used in blended Scotch. More recently, the Glenmorangie Co decided to cease producing whisky for blending and subsequently, in 2008, the distillery was put up for sale. There are several official house bottlings, but independent bottlings are rather rare.