Madeira Cask Project UK Exclusive
Glen Moray Madeira Cask Project is the third entry in the distillery’s annual Elgin Curiosity series and is an indulgently sweet single malt with notes of chocolate, coffee, exotic spices and lashings of fruit.
As the name suggests, the whisky has solely been matured in hogsheads that previously contained fortified Madeira wine. The whisky’s 13-year-and-10-month spell in these casks has added layers and layers of sweetness to Glen Moray’s classic profile.
"A beautiful combination of elegant Glen Moray with the rich luxuriously sweet notes of Madeira. A desert in a bottle." – Dr Kirstie McCallum, Head of Whisky Creation, Glen Moray
Tasting notes from the producer
- Toffee, dark chocolate, fig, and dates balanced with sweet pears and creamy berries and subtle exotic spices.
- Sweet and syrupy, with deep notes of toffee, chocolate, black coffee, and figs, developing to sweet oak, poached pears, and soft fruit.
- Rich, lingering, and sweet with gentle exotic spices and dried fruit.
History of Glen Moray
Originally founded as a brewery in the early 1800s, Glen Moray became a distillery in 1897 with the installation of two pot stills. Unfortunately, the owners focused most of their attention on sister distillery Aberlour and it closed in 1910. However, it reopened in 1923, after being bought by Macdonald and Muir, owners of Glenmorangie.
For more than 80 years, Glen Moray was the experimental sibling to Glenmorangie. However, in 2008, it was sold to French drinks company La Martiniquaise and has since grown and developed as a single malt distillery in its own right.
In 2012 the owners installed a new pair of stills, taking the total from four to six, and in 2016 they built an entirely new still house, using cutting edge heat reclamation technology to increase the distillery’s efficiency. Experiments continue, with a warehouse full of interesting casks pushing against the limits of whisky regulations and creating great new spirit for the future.