Glen Moray expands Warehouse 1 range
Speyside distillery Glen Moray has added three limited edition UK-exclusive whiskies to its Warehouse 1 Collection.
Glen Moray’s Warehouse 1 Collection is named after the Elgin-based producer’s Warehouse 1, which is home to ‘innovative’, maturing casks.
The three new additions to the line celebrate wine and Sherry varieties from Europe.
Amarone Finish showcases Glen Moray’s ‘affinity’ with full-bodied red wines from Italy.
The 55.4% ABV offers notes of fig and cinnamon on the nose, followed by flavours of sweet brown sugar, red cherry and green peppercorn. Only 1,194 bottles are available, priced at RRP £79.95 (US$97).
Meanwhile, Amontillado Finish (57.5% ABV) was finished in casks that once held dark Sherry from the Montilla region of Spain.
The aroma brings notes of caramel, chocolate, leather and tobacco, leading to chocolate and hazelnut flavours. Only 1,248 bottles have been released, priced at RRP £74.95 (US$91).
Completing the trio is Oloroso Fully Matured, the distillery’s first expression to be fully matured in oloroso Sherry casks.
Matured for eight years in the casks, the whisky has hints of hedgerow fruits, rich cacao and toasted chestnut. The palate carries notes of sweet liquorice, rich autumn leaves and tannin, with a sweet, dried fruit finish.
With an ABV of 60%, the single malt is limited to 1,950 bottles with a price tag of £76.95 (US$93).
Glen Moray global brand ambassador, Iain Allan, said: “There’s something magical about Warehouse 1 and the unexpected and experimental casks that lie within it, and we have definitely bottled some of that magic with these three exceptional new whiskies.
“They are stunning single malts, continuing Glen Moray’s long heritage of cask exploration and of journeys around the world to source casks that bring bold, vibrant, sun-soaked flavours to our classic Speyside single malt whisky.”
The new Warehouse 1 expressions are available to buy from specialist whisky shops.