Glen Moray Distillery was established in 1897 on a site, which had been occupied by a brewery since the late 1700s.
Between 1923 and 2008 Glen Moray was owned by Macdonald & Muir and mainly supplied malt for blending. In the 1980s the company released Scotland’s Historic Highland Regiments series. It contained 12 years old Glen Moray whisky packaged in a series of tins, decorated with the liveries of various Highland regiments. The tin presented here features the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, a regiment whose lineage is continued in the 21st Century by the 4th Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.
Nose: fresh, grassy and malty, traces of violets, hay barn, vanilla, honey, caramel, apples, pears, hints of pepper and ginger, touch of peat.
Palate: light and fresh, sweet cereals, vanilla custard, honey, dried apricots, apples, lemon pepper and delicate oaky dryness.
Finish: fairly long, fresh, malty, grassy wit hints of orchard fruits and peat.