Glen Moray launches Cider Cask Project Whisky

Glen Moray Cider Cask

Glen Moray Distillery has released a cider cask-finished single malt scotch whisky, an industry first and available exclusively to the UK.

The Cider Cask Project is the first release from the new Glen Moray Elgin Curiosity Range, which embraces master distiller Graham Coull’s “passion for experimentation and desire to push boundaries in the world of whisky”.

To make the new expression, Glen Moray partnered with Scottish cider brand Thistly Cross Cider.

Graham said: “For me the inspiration was simple. When I first tasted the Thistly Cross Whisky Cask Cider, it was immediately obvious that the whisky flavours complemented the cider flavours perfectly. The logical next step for me was to see what the cider could bring to the whisky.”

At 46.3% ABV, the single malt scotch is described as “light” and “fresh”, with caramelised apple notes from the cider casks which mix with the intense vanilla flavours found in Glen Moray Single Malt Whiskies.

Peter Stuart, cider maker at Thistly Cross Cider, said: “We are absolutely delighted that the generosity and support offered by Graham Coull is about to be rewarded by the release of Glen Moray’s Cider Cask Project.

“The whisky casks ‘loaned’ by Glen Moray, have allowed Thistly Cross to take ‘our’ Whisky Cask Cider worldwide.

“It is one of our best-selling variants which is perfectly finished by the Speyside characteristics of Glen Moray. A true story of Scottish hospitality and sharing.”

Graham added: “We are all very excited at Glen Moray Distillery about the launch of Glen Moray’s Cider Cask Project Whisky and The Elgin Curiosity Range.

“As master distiller of this historic distillery, I am keen to constantly evolve and create new whiskies which showcase the quality and breadth of whiskies which we can produce, reinforcing our message that Glen Moray is The Gateway to Flavour.

“Glen Moray is delighted to be working hand in hand with the award winning Thistly Cross Cider to produce a delicious whisky which has been created through craftsmanship and honours the history of cider and whisky production in Scotland.”

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