In 1923 Macdonald & Muir, the owners of Glenmorangie, acquired silent Glen Moray Distillery. The company owned extremely popular Highland Queen blend and needed steady supply of malt whisky.
Glen Moray never enjoyed as much attention as Glenmorangie, the turning point came in 2008, when the French drink company La Martiniquaise purchased the distillery and within few years doubled its capacity to 6.5 million liters of alcohol per annum. The 16 years old expression has been part of the distillery range for years. Part of the package is an elegant tin featuring members of Scottish Regiments in traditional liveries.
Nose: nicely balanced, dried figs and apricots, raisins, milk chocolate, traces of cloves and linseed, touch of leather and distant whiff of peat smoke.
Palate: smooth and rounded, vanilla custard, chocolate-coated raisins, toffee, sweet cereals, nougat, stewed apples, touch of peat and oak.
Finish: medium long, nutty with notes of vanilla, toffee and oak.