Speyside distillery Glen Moray has launched a UK-exclusive Scotch whisky matured in Tokaji casks because the second expression in its Warehouse 1 Assortment.
The brand new Glen Moray 2005 Tokaji End follows the discharge of a single malt matured in Sauternes wine casks in November 2020.
It was the debut launch in Glen Moray’s Warehouse 1 Assortment, which is called after the Elgin-based distillery’s Warehouse 1, which is house to revolutionary, maturing casks.
The most recent addition to the vary was distilled in October 2005, and completed in oak casks that when held Tokaji Aszú dessert wine from Hungary.
Glen Moray used 5 Tokaji casks from the warehouse to create 1,244 bottles for the UK market. It’s bottled at cask power (56.3% ABV).
Glen Moray model ambassador Iain Allan stated: “When our distillers speak about Warehouse 1 it’s nearly as in the event that they’re letting you right into a secret. That is their particular area for experimentation, innovation and patiently ready for the character of every whisky to develop.
“Our staff searches the world for attention-grabbing casks they usually’re not afraid to push the boundaries, strive the bizarre and creatively mix Glen Moray whisky with surprising casks. On this case, we have now turned to Tokaji, which is a really previous however lesser-known wine that has created a beautiful, flavour-packed dram that we’re very proud to launch.”
The ensuing liquid affords a ‘full-on candy store’ on the nostril, ‘malty, maple syrup flavours’ and a ‘lengthy, lingering marzipan end’.
Following the ‘success’ of the Sauternes cask-finished whisky, Glen Moray has given the gathering a ‘daring’ redesign.
The bottle comes with a ‘vibrant’ Warehouse 1 stamp in gold to symbolize the dessert wine casks, and an illustration of the warehouse with birds flying over the distillery.
Allan added: “It’s additionally very becoming that Warehouse 1 now has its personal new and distinctive identification. This can be a mark that signifies unique, small-scale releases, non-chill-filtered and bottled at cask power and with pure color.”
The brand new bottling is the primary of three launches scheduled for the Warehouse 1 vary in 2021. All will observe the theme of utilizing casks that beforehand held wine from throughout Europe.
Glen Moray Warehouse 1 2005 Tokaji End is offered within the UK from specialist whisky outlets for RRP £75 (US$106) per 700ml.
In March 2021, Glen Moray appointed Stephen Woodcock as head of whisky creation and shares.