A new single malt is to be launched by growing Speyside distillery Glen Moray, with a twist thanks to a sherry cask finish.
The new expression provides layers of rich and spicy sweetness added to the single malt’s traditional taste profile of light and floral flavours of butterscotch and lemongrass.
Due to be launched on July 1, Glen Moray Classic Sherry Cask Finish will have a recommended price in retail of £22. It will join Classic, Port Cask Finish and Peated in the Classic range.
Glen Moray’s master distiller, Graham Coull, said: “Glen Moray Classic Sherry Cask Finish is a celebration of the age-old tradition of maturing whisky in the finest oloroso sherry casks.
“I select Glen Moray which has been maturing in American oak casks and transfer it to the highest-quality sherry casks for a minimum of eight months. The resulting whisky is incredibly rich and satisfying”.
Sales of Glen Moray have been growing in the UK at 14% year on year, according to Nielsen Scantrack figures, and it is the sixth best-selling single malt in the UK.
David Borthwick, UK sales director for Glen Moray owner Glen Turner, said: “We are delighted that the steady growth of sales figures for Glen Moray continue to prove that we are offering whisky drinkers a range of single malt whiskies that are of a high quality and at a winning price.”
The Glen Moray Single Malt Distillery in Speyside is currently undergoing expansion works so that the production capacity will be doubled to 6.5m litres per year. Additional maturation warehouses will be built, increasing the storage capacity from 90,000 barrels to 250,000.
Tasting notes from Glen Moray
Colour: Burnished gold.
Nose: Bursting with dried fruits, cinnamon and toffee candy.
Taste: Incredible layers of sweet vanilla oak, dark chocolate and oriental spice.
Finish: Satisfyingly long with a tingle of spice.