Glen Moray launches Homecoming EditionBy Nicola Carruthers
Speyside distillery Glen Moray has unveiled a limited edition whisky to mark the completion of Edinburgh Rugby’s first permanent home.
Glen Moray has been the official single malt for the Scottish professional rugby team since the two companies partnered in January 2018.
The Scotch producer has released 15-year-old Homecoming Edition to celebrate the construction of Dam Health Stadium in Edinburgh, which was completed in February 2021.
The new whisky was fully matured in Sherry casks at the Elgin-based distillery, and features illustrations of the new stadium and its signature orange goal posts on the box. Only 1,000 bottles have been released.
James Collins, Glen Moray’s UK marketing manager, said: “We’re marking the moment with our very special Homecoming Edition – a glorious 15-year-old whisky that is a fitting tribute to this exciting new era for the club and for rugby in Edinburgh.
“It has been selected and bottled especially for the fans: a perfect pre- or post-match warmer for the cold winter nights, with all the rich, sweet notes you’d expect from Glen Moray’s classic Speyside whisky when it has been matured in Sherry casks.”
The expression has notes of figs, raisins, tobacco and leather on the nose, while the palate offers a ‘nutty bouquet’ and a ‘mouth-coating sweetness’.
Glen Moray Homecoming Edition (40% ABV) is priced at RRP £60 (US$79.50) per 700ml bottle. It is available to buy in person from the Inverarity Morton bottle shop at Bonnie & Wild in Edinburgh.
In December 2018, Glen Moray launched an exclusive single cask bottling in partnership with Edinburgh Rugby.