In the fall of 2016 Glen Moray Distillery launched Elgin Heritage Collection featuring three single malts – 12, 15 and 18 years old.
While 12 and 18 years old expressions comprise whiskies aged in American oak, the 15 years old is a marriage of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. The range is a brainchild of Glen Moray master distiller Graham Coull, who was involved in cask selection as well as in the bottle design; his signature figures on each of bottles and boxes. Glen Moray Distillery is located in Speyside, in the outskirts of Elgin. It was founded in 1897 and since 2008 has been owned by the French drink company La Martiniquaise. Glen Moray sells 1.2 million bottles annually, what makes it the fifth best selling single malt in the UK.
Nose: light sherry notes, toffee, raisins, vanilla, white chocolate, caramel, candied orange peel, baked apples and hints of charred oak.
Palate: sweet, peaches, oranges, chocolate-coated raisins, banana bread, butterscotch, hints of candied ginger and white pepper and touch of oak.
Finish: medium long, sweet and spicy, vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon and ginger.