Glen Moray Distillery nestles on the banks of the River Lossie in the city of Elgin, the capital of Speyside, a region synonymous with malt whisky. Glen Moray Single Malt Whisky has been distilled there since 1897 by a small dedicated team of craftsmen. In over a century of distilling at Glen Moray, much has changed, however the ingredients, processes and skills of those responsible for producing Glen Moray remain constant.
Glen Moray is a small authentic working distillery without the tourist frills, just bags of atmosphere and real people going about their business – making whisky.
You will find Glen Moray distillery nestling on the banks of the river Lossie in the Western quarter of the ancient city, and royal burgh of Elgin. Elgin itself is an historic city, but not the least of its claims to fame is the fact that it is the capital of Speyside – a beautiful region in the north of Scotland synonymous throughout the world with superlative malt whisky.
The original road into Elgin passes through the distillery grounds under the shadow of Gallow Hill, where executions were carried out until the end of the 17th century. This was an important road in times gone by and some of Scotland's legendary historical figures including St Columba, King Duncan and Macbeth – after the Battle of Torfness – and Bonnie Prince Charlie are said to have passed along it. Today the Glen Moray distillery enjoys a much more peaceful existence, concentrating on the serious business of producing the classic Speyside single malt whisky.
Glen Moray has an authentic work-a-day atmosphere, which has continued largely unchanged down through the generations since 1831, except that originally Glen Moray was built as a brewery. It was converted to a distillery in 1897 and for over a hundred years has been producing its distinctive smooth Speyside malt.
Built in the classic layout of a Scottish farm steading, the distillery features an attractive courtyard, which is surrounded by traditional low ceiling warehouses.
Glen Moray is a quality malt whisky from the heart of Speyside. Ex bourbon barrels sourced from North America are used to mature Glen Moray and this produces a whisky with rich and spicy characteristics. The casks deliver a superior product that has a smooth and well-rounded taste.
Glen Moray is available in a range of ages and vintages that will appeal to new malt drinkers as well as connoisseurs looking for something a bit more special.
Glen Moray 8 year old Classic Single Malt Whisky:
Tasting Notes: 'Shortbread, butterscotch and lemongrass'
Colour: Light gold.
Nose: At full strength, the aroma is fragrant and lightly drying with warming malty notes. The first impression is of butterscotch and shortbread with fresh herbal/grassy notes. Lemon curd and meringue are discovered in the background. With water, malt and spices combine to reveal oatmeal with a hint of freshly ground black pepper. Lemongrass, tea-tree oil and heather aromatics give the whisky a fragrance throughout.
Taste: The mouthfeel is lightly spiced with a warming and gently mouth watering effect. Malty toffee sweetness is present throughout with blackcurrants and a fragrant citrus lemongrass tang.Finish: Shortbread, fresh herbal notes (lemongrass) and the sweet spiciness of ginger marmalade.