Rhum Agricole Cask Finish Project
Limited to 3,060 bottles
Glen Moray’s Rhum Agricole Cask Finish Project introduces the Speyside whisky to the exotic flavours of Caribbean rum. To create this single malt, Glen Moray partnered with the Saint James distillery in Martinique to import casks that had previously held rich, flavourful rum for between 10 to 18 years.
Once safely in Scotland, these weather-beaten yet intensely aromatic casks were used to finish bourbon-aged Glen Moray for two years, adding notes of sweet vanilla, burnt sugar and treacle toffee.
The Rhum Agricole Cask Finish Project is the second entry in the distillery’s Elgin Curiosity series, which started with Glen Moray Cider Cask.
- Marzipan, apricot jam, pear drops and pineapple.
- Full-bodied and satisfying. Treacle toffee merges with kirsch cherries and spicy gingerbread.
- Smooth and long. The spice intensifies then fades, leaving a rum and raisin finish.
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.