Glen Moray – Warehouse 1 Release

Another treasure exits from the blue doors of Warehouse 1. Distilled in 2005 and it’s final year of maturation was in Tokaji casks. 

Tokaji is a wine from the Tokaji region of Hungary and is lusciously sweet.

Glen Moray brand ambassador Iain Allan said: “When our distillers talk about Warehouse 1 it’s almost as if they’re letting you into a secret. This is their special space for experimentation, innovation and patiently waiting for the character of each whisky to develop”.

“Our team searches the world for interesting casks and they’re not afraid to push the boundaries, try the unusual and creatively combine Glen Moray whisky with unexpected casks. In this case, we have turned to Tokaji, which is a very old but lesser-known wine that has created a wonderful, flavour-packed dram that we’re very proud to release.”

Earlier this month I received a sample of this new expression and joined Iain in a Zoom tasting with several other Glen Moray lovers.

Here are my tasting notes.

Glen Moray – Warehouse 1, Tokaji Finish, Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 53.6% Alc/vol 70cl

Colour…Polished brass trumpet.

Nose…Loads of goodies from the corner sweet shop, malt loaf, toffee, sumptuous warm pancakes.
Taste…Angel Delight, barley sugar, Cadbury’s mini eggs, sweetly addictive, a slice of fig and raspberry oat tart, crushed mixed nuts, delicious.
Finish…Long, fruity and the sweetness is in charge.

Glen Moray only used 5 Tokaji casks which yielded 1244 bottles and a bottle is very keenly priced at £73.95.

Well done to all at the distillery, you have another triumph on your hands.

Coming later this year are another two Warehouse 1 finishes, Barolo and Manzanilla casks. The Glen Moray distillery has also taken delivery of some Amarone casks. Some great things are expected this year, canny wait.  

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