Glen Moray Distillery has pretty long tradition of experimenting with different wine casks, no wonder, from 1920 to 2004 it operated under the same ownership as Glenmorangie, the unquestionable pioneer in finishing maturation. Since 2008 the distillery has been owned by the French company La Martiniquaise, which put a lot of effort in promoting the brand. The Elgin Classic series debuted in 2014 and includes relatively young whiskies aged and finished in various types of wood and bottled without age statement. The Cabernet Cask Finish and was added to the range in 2018, another double matured whisky, which after being aged in ex-bourbon casks for unspecified period of time was transferred into ex-Cabernet Sauvignon casks the final months.
Nose: smooth, honey, apple pie, toffee, honeycomb, vanilla, grapes, cherries, raspberries, plums and touch of oak.
Palate: vanilla cream, milk chocolate, candied orange peel, summer berries, pepper, touch of licorice and charred oak.
Finish: medium long, fruity, with notes of mixed berries marmalade, pepper, ginger, cocoa powder and oak.