Glen Moray’s Christmas Three!
Elgin Distillery Wraps up Trio of Warehouse 1 Exclusives for Gifting Season
Glen Moray has released three new treasures from its award-winning Warehouse 1 Collection today (24th November), each celebrating the marriage of its classic Speyside single malt with some of Europe’s most revered wine and sherry varieties.
This tantalizing trio is comprised of Amarone Finish which showcases Glen Moray’s affinity with the full-bodied red wines of Italy; Amontillado Finish, adventuring beyond the whisky’s classic sherry maturation with dryer, deeper, richer notes; and Oloroso Fully Matured, Glen Moray spirit rested for eight years in Oloroso casks to release the rich, sweet notes of this characterful sherry.
These three limited-edition, UK exclusives have been bottled and released just in time for Christmas, making them the perfect gift for whisky lovers, old and new, who would love to unwrap a special dram to enjoy over the festive season.
Glen Moray Warehouse 1 Amarone Finish
Finished in casks that once held Italy’s legendary Amarone red wine, offering rich, ripe fruity notes that are the perfect complement to Glen Moray’s classic Speyside spirit.
Only 1194 bottles available
Sweet and spicy notes of fig and cinnamon on the nose, transcending into a deep, rich chocolate cherry liqueur. Flavours of sweet brown sugar and notes of chocolate fade to reveal a burst of red cherry, with lingering fresh green peppercorn.
Glen Moray Warehouse 1 Amontillado Finish
Finished in casks that once held this dark sherry from the Montilla region of Spain, giving the finished whisky its dry, deep, rich sherry notes.
Only 1248 bottles available
An intense hit of caramel and chocolate on the nose, which morph into earthy notes of leather and tobacco expanding into rich, warm woody flavours with chocolate and hazelnut. A gentle spice gives way to a buttery chocolate finish.
Glen Moray Warehouse 1 Oloroso Fully Matured
Dark, nutty Oloroso (“scented” in Spanish) plays an important part in finishing Glen Moray’s core range, but this is the distillery’s first expression to be fully matured in Oloroso casks.
Only 1950 bottles available
Oaky and malty aromas combine with hedgerow fruits, rich cacao and a subtle hint of toasted chestnuts on the nose. To taste there is sweet liquorice, notes of rich autumn leaves and tannin, and a nuttiness that transforms to oaky spice and a long, lingering sweet, dried fruit finish.
Launched in 2020 and with a clutch of awards to its name since then, Glen Moray’s Warehouse 1 Collection promises limited release whiskies matured in the Elgin distillery’s famous blue-doored warehouse, where rarer and more experimental casks are tucked away – always non-chill filtered and bottled at cask strength with natural colour. Previous releases include Sauternes, Barolo, Tokaji, Manzanilla and Madeira matured expressions.
Glen Moray’s Global Brand Ambassador Iain Allan believes that the light, smooth, fruity Speyside character of Glen Moray matured in unusual casks choices is a winning combination. He commented: ‘There’s something magical about Warehouse 1 and the unexpected and experimental casks that lie within it, and we have definitely bottled some of that magic with these three exceptional new whiskies. They are stunning single malts, continuing Glen Moray’s long heritage of cask exploration and of journeys around the world to source casks that bring bold, vibrant, sun-soaked flavours to our classic Speyside single malt whisky. Whether for full maturation or just for the finish, these casks bring extraordinary flavour and complexity to our whisky, with three distinctive expressions for whisky fans to savour over the festive season.’
Glen Moray’s new Warehouse 1 expressions are available now from specialist whisky shops. www.glenmoray.com
ABOUT GLEN MORAY
Glen Moray is one of Scotland’s best loved single malt whiskies. It has been crafted since 1897 in the ancient town of Elgin, the capital of the Speyside whisky region, on what was once the Elgin West Brewery site on the banks of the River Lossie. Pure waters from the river, locally malted barley, distillation in traditional copper stills and maturation in American ex-bourbon casks combine to give the whisky its smooth, well-balanced, classic Speyside character. Glen Moray has always been a place where curiosity about flavour and cask maturation has been encouraged. Records dating back to the early days show new make spirit maturing in a wide variety of different casks – a highly unusual practice at this time. A passion for experimentation and a deep knowledge of wood have been passed down through generations of Glen Moray distillers. The result is today’s exceptional and extensive range of whiskies, offering a flavour and style to suit all tastes. Glen Moray is the 5th biggest malt whisky brand by volume in the UK and is growing in international markets.
LMB-UK is the UK subsidiary of the French, family-owned business La Martiniquaise-Bardinet: the world’s 7th largest spirits group. Their industry-leading portfolio includes some of the world’s best-selling and best-loved brands across whisky, white spirits, brandies, rums, wines, ports and liqueurs. LMB-UK’s focus brands are the fast-growing top ten single malt whisky, Glen Moray; Cutty Sark blended whisky; Bardinet Brandy; the world’s No.1 port Porto Cruz; and the French craft liqueur brand Marie Brizard. Based in Scotland, LMB-UK is investing in growth and its team of spirits experts working across trade, sales and marketing, working alongside LMB production bases in Elgin (Glen Moray Distillery) and Bathgate (Starlaw Distillery).