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Glen Moray

Glen Moray Distillery

Region: Speyside, Scotland.

Founded: 1897

Status: Operational

Owner: La Martiniquaise

Water source: River Lossie

Output: 3.3 million litres alcohol per annum

History:

Glen Moray started life as West Brewery in Elgin run by Robert Thorne & Sons, and was converted to a distillery with 2 stills in 1897. Following a fire and extensive rebuilding program at their Aberlour Distillery, the company focused on production of Aberlour whisky, allowing the Glen Moray distillery to run down. It was closed in 1910. The distillery was purchased by the owners of the Glenmorangie Distillery, the MacDonald and Muir families at some time during the 1920s. The distillery received 2 additional stills in 1958 and at present has an annual capacity of around 2,000,000 litres. The company now belongs to La Martiniquaise which uses part of its production in their blended Whisky Label 5. The distillery was expanded in 2012 and now produces 3,300,000 litres annually from 3 wash stills and 3 spirit stills.

Glen Moray Whisky Reviews:

  • Glen Moray 10 Years Old 2004 35.97 Boozy Christmas Cake ~ 58.7% (SMWS) - Glen Moray 10 Years Old 2004 – 35.97 Boozy Christmas Cake ~ 58.7% (SMWS) 58.7% ABV, £? – 10cl part of the membership pack Score: 88/100 What they say: Society single cask No. 35.97 Boozy Christmas Cake Sweet and spicy on the nose neat; a[[le chutney, balsamic vinegar and burnt sultanas. The taste is that […]
  • Glen Moray 10 Years Old Chardonnay Cask Matured-single-malt-scotch-whisky Glen Moray 10 Years Old Chardonnay Cask ~ 40% (Glen Moray Distillery) - Glen Moray 10 Years Old Chardonnay Cask Matured Special Reserve (Official Bottling) 40% ABV, £25 for 70cl. Score 76/100 What they say: Glen Moray Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been distilled in the city of Elgin since 1897. Elgin, the capital of Speyside, lies at the heart of Scotland’s most famous malt whisky producing region. […]
  • glen-moray-11-years-old-2005-burgundy-cask-5542 Glen Moray 11 Years Old 2005 Burgundy Cask 5422 ~ 59.7% (Glen Moray Distillery) - Whisky Review: Glen Moray 11 Years Old 2005 Burgundy Cask 5422 Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Glen Moray Distillery Bottling: Handfill distillery exclusive ABV: 59.7% Cost:  £50 What they say: Cask #5422 first fill ex-Burgundy Cask was filled 2005 and selected as a handfill/bottle-your-own during our visit in October 2016. What I say: […]
  • SMWS-NLtasting 03/02/2015 Glen Moray 12 Years Old 2001 35.121 ‘You make me feel (mighty real)’ ~ 57.9% (SMWS) - Review: Glen Moray 12 Years Old 2001 – 35.121 ‘You make me feel (mighty real)’ Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Glen Moray Distillery Bottling:Scotch Malt Whisky Society Cask 35.121 ABV: 57.9% Cost: £43.80 for 70cl from SMWS Score: 83/100 What they say: Cask No. 35.121 We all imagined entering an old fashioned sweet […]
  • glen-moray-15-years-old Glen Moray 15 Years Old ~ 40% (Glen Moray Distillery) - Whisky Review: Glen Moray 15 Years Old Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Glen Moray Distillery Bottling: La Martiniquaise ABV: 40% Cost: £45 from Glen Moray Distillery What they say: Matured in a mixture of sherry and bourbon casks Tasting Notes: Colour: Copper Nose: Sherried oak, butter toffee and delicate smoke. Taste: Full-bodied and […]
  • SMWS 35.116 Menthol cool meets chilli heat Glen Moray 17 Years Old 1996 35.116 Menthol cool meets chilli heat ~ 55.7% (SMWS) - Glen Moray 17 Years Old 1996 – 35.116 Menthol cool meets chilli heat 55.7% ABV, £53.90 for 70cl Score: 60/100 What they say: The nose seemed cool and crisp – waxy polished oak, evergreen forests, eucalyptus, apple, rhubarb and ‘visiting a nail bar’; also ginger, roses, marzipan and vanilla. The palate had pleasant tingly textures […]
  • Craigleith Glen Moray 18 Lockett Bros Glen Moray 18 Years Old 1995 – Craigleith ~ 50.9% (Lockett Bros) - Glen Moray 18 Years Old, 1995 ‘Craigleith’ (Lockett Bros) 50.9% ABV, £69.99 for 70cl or £19.99 for 20cl available from Lockett Bros Score: 85/100 What they say: An utterly delicious 18 year old from the Speyside distillery of Glen Moray in Elgin. There was an out-turn of 120 fruity bottles at a natural cask strength […]
  • glen-moray-18-years-old Glen Moray 18 Years Old ~ 47.2% (Glen Moray Distillery) - Whisky Review: Glen Moray 18 Years Old Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Glen Moray Distillery Bottling: La Martiniquaise ABV: 47.2% Cost: ~ £75-£80 ? What they say: Glen Moray master distiller Graham Coull said: “Glen Moray’s Elgin Heritage Collection has been carefully matured to create a smooth, sweet character combined with subtle oak […]
  • Glen Moray 2 Years Old Peated Spirit Batch #1 ~ 60.6% (Glen Moray Distillery) - Review: Glen Moray 2 Years Old Peated Spirit Batch #1 Category: Speyside peated spirit drink Origin: Glen Moray Distillery Bottling: Official ABV: 60.6% Cost: £15 for 20cl Score: 81/100   What they say: A small bottle of a new style of spirit from Glen Moray – peated. This is the first batch to be commercially […]
  • Glen Moray 20 Years Old 1992 Port Finish -The vintage collection ~46% (Carn Mor) - Glen Moray 20 Years Old 1992 Port Finish -The vintage collection ~46% (Carn Mor) 46% ABV, £23 for 20cl Score: 84/100 What they say: Bottled by Morrison & Mackay under the Carn Mor Vintage Collection label. This whisky was distilled at the Glen Moray Distillery in Speyside in 1992 and at some point was transferred […]
  • SMWS 35.139 Punchy spice explosion Glen Moray 20 Years Old 1994 35.139 Punchy spice explosion ~ 57.9% (SMWS) - Review: Glen Moray 20 Years Old 1994 – 35.139 Punchy spice explosion Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Glen Moray Distillery Bottling: Scotch Malt Whisky Society Cask 35.139 ABV: 57.9% Cost: £76.60 from SMWS Score: 88/10 What they say: 35.139 Punchy spice explosion Cask No. 35.139 “Wow! This is punchy” exclaimed one panellist. We […]
  • Glen Moray Classic Port Cask Finish ~ 40% (Glen Moray Distillery) - Glen Moray Classic Port Cask Finish 40% ABV, £25 for 70cl available from the Glen Moray online shop Score: 63/100 What they say: There’s an almost mysterious, ethereal quality about this radiant malt whisky. No wonder we enjoy moments of pure lightness as we sip a dram of Glen Moray. COLOUR: Light Gold NOSE: First […]
  • glen-moray-classic-whisky Glen Moray Classic ~ 40% (La Martiniquaise) - Whisky Review: Glen Moray Classic Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Glen Moray Distillery Bottling: La Martiniquaise ABV: 40% Cost: £22.45 buy from Master of Malt What they say: Glen Moray is a classic Speyside single malt whisky owned by Glenmorangie. Glen Moray is a quality malt whisky from the heart of Speyside.  We use ex […]
  • Glen Moray Distillery Edition 1994 Sherry Cask Finish ~ 56.7% (Glen Moray Distillery) - Whisky Review: Glen Moray Distillery Edition 1994 Sherry Cask Finish Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Glen Moray Distillery Bottling: La Martiniquaise ABV: 56.7% Cost: £125 distillery exclusive What they say: A 1994 single cask, first matured in a first-fill bourbon barrel and then finished in a first-fill Oloroso sherry butt since December 2010. […]
  • glen-moray-classic-peated-whisky Glen Moray Elgin Classic Peated Single Malt ~ 40% (Glen Moray Distillery) - Review: Glen Moray Elgin Classic Peated Single Malt Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Glen Moray Distillery Bottling: La Martiniquaise ABV: 40% Cost: £26.83* from Master of Malt What they say: There’s an almost mysterious, ethereal quality about this radiant malt whisky. No wonder we enjoy moments of pure lightness as we sip a dram of […]
  • glen-moray-elgin-classic-sherry-cask-finish Glen Moray Elgin Classic Sherry Cask Finish ~ 40% (Glen Moray Distillery) - Review: Glen Moray Elgin Classic Sherry Cask Finish Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Glen Moray Distillery Bottling: La Martiniquaise ABV: 40% Cost: £26.33 from Master of Malt £26.45 from The Whisky Exchange What they say: Intense Oloroso sherry flavours marry with sweet vanilla oak to produce a whisky which has a wonderful depth of […]
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