The curious case of Glen Moray

THE curiosity of Scotch whisky fans is bound to be piqued by the newest launch from Elgin distillery Glen Moray.

Glen Moray Madeira Cask Project is the latest in the distillery’s Curiosity Range of limited edition releases. Matured exclusively in ex-Madeira hogsheads for 13 years and ten months, the spirit has been bottled at 46.3% ABV, is natural in colour and non-chill filtered.

Just seven Madeira casks were laid down at the distillery in 2006 and only 1468 bottles of the new expression have been released in the UK.

Dr Kirstie McCallum, head of whisky creation at Glen Moray, said: “Single malt whisky matured in Madeira casks has been prized in the industry before, but typically the casks have only been used to ‘finish’ more conventionally matured whisky.

“That’s what makes this new expression so very special. Our new make spirit has been slowly mingling with the luxuriously sweet flavours of Madeira for nearly 14 years, giving a depth of flavour and an intense character that couldn’t otherwise be created. It’s a delicious dram, a dessert in a glass, and we are very much looking forward to sharing it with whisky drinkers in the UK.”