Glen Moray 21 Year Old Portwood Finish

Glen Moray 21 Year Old Portwood Finish Tasting Notes

 
One of the more recent additions to the Glen Moray core range. This spirit was matured in ex-bourbon barrels for much of its life and finished in port casks. Bottled at 46.3% ABV.
Glen Moray 21 Year Old Portwood Finish
 
Price: £124.95 (Master of Malt)
 
Appearance: Dark gold
 
Nose: Tart blackberries with hints of vanilla and brown sugar – think baked blackberry muffins – as well as rum & raisin buttery fudge and a light caramel. Oak woodiness.
 
Palate: Chilli infused dark chocolate, crusty white bread and liquorice, with powdered spices of cinnamon, ginger and black pepper.
 
Finish: Liquorice. Digestive biscuits. Tart red currants and red grape tannins.
 
Overall: A complex whisky with a lot of Speyside character. This is sweet on the nose, spicy on the palate and has a sharp finish.

About Glen Moray Distillery

The Glen Moray distillery started production with two stills in 1897 in Elgin, on the banks of the River Lossie: their water source. It closed following a fire, reopened for a few years and then closed again in 1910. It started production again when it was bought Glenmorangie PLC in 1920 and doubled their capacity by adding two additional stills in 1958. Glen Moray is now owned by La Martiniquaise and as of 2012 produces 3,300,000 litres per year with 3 wash stills and 3 spirit stills. A large proportion of this goes into blended whisky, such as Label 5, and their Single Malts have won many awards in the Speyside category.

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