Glen Moray Edinburgh Rugby Private Edition – Chardonnay Cask Finish Tasting Notes
Bottled at 52.8% ABV, this no age statement whisky was finished in a single 2004 Chardonnay wine cask, and only 312 bottles exist. Proceeds from this dram go towards Hearts & Balls charity, which offers support to rugby players following catastrophic injuries on the field.
|Glen Moray Edinburgh Rugby Private Edition
Nose: Hints of citrus with honey, oat biscuits, a light cinnamon spice and crunchy green apples.
Palate: A big hit of dried tropical fruits, particularly dried pineapple, as well as fresh grapes and charred oak. There is also creamy vanilla and buttery pastry, almost like an egg custard tart!
Finish: Zesty lemon peels, uncooked puff pastry and a fresh eucalyptus spice.
Overall: A desert whisky, buttery and lightly spiced.
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.