Glen Moray Rhum Agricole Cask Finish Project

Glen Moray Rhum Agricole Cask Finish Project Tasting Notes

One of the latest releases in the Glen Moray Experimental Cask Projects, this 46.3% ABV spirit was finished for 24 months in casks that previously held St James AOC Agricole Rhum from Martinique. 

Glen Moray Rhum Agricole Cask Finish

Price: £52.95 (Master of Malt

Tasting Notes
 
Nose: Lemon peels and green apple skins. The sweetness of white cane sugar and light honey. Vanilla pods. Brandy cream. Some floral notes.
 
Palate: Decadent. Creamy coffee and milk chocolate with raisins. Lemon cheesecake with caramel sauce. Fresh melon.
 
Finish: The creamy coffee from the palate follows through, with the additional spiciness of fresh ginger and liquorice and the sweetness of sultanas.
 
Overall: This experimental project is a huge success and has produced an interesting whisky which balances the flavours of the malt and of the cask perfectly. The price tag is also very reasonable, in my opinion.
 

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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