Glen Moray 2008 Manzanilla Finish, Warehouse 1
Here we have the final expression for 2021 from the magnificent Warehouse 1.
Glen Moray art the end of last month released another Warehouse 1 treasure just in time for Christmas, the 2008 Manzanilla Finish. A stunning example of Warehouse 1’s innovation and experimentation, this very special dram is strictly limited to only 1240 cask-strength bottles.
Glen Moray Brand Ambassador Iain Allan commented at its official release:
‘As distillers, this notion of ‘place’ is endlessly fascinating, particularly as our home of Speyside is so much a part of the Glen Moray story.
We started to wonder what would happen if we brought Glen Moray spirit and Manzanilla casks together? If Speyside met Cádiz in the barrel, what would the results be? Soft with salt? Citrus with herbaceous? Questions like these can get the team quite animated, to say the least, but only time can ever answer their restless curiosity – and these results have been worth waiting for.
This is an exceptional whisky which represents the best of two very different worlds in one unique malt.
I’m thrilled that it’s closing out an exceptional year for the relaunched Warehouse 1. But of course, innovation doesn’t take time off for Christmas – we’re already well ahead in planning our 2022 expressions. We can’t wait to share some very special whisky in the year ahead.’
Let’s have a wee taste.
Colour…Light bright amber.
Nose…Gentle on the nose, orchard fruits, herb infused tea, a very autumnal feel.
Taste…Fruit remains in charge, a fresh feel to the palate, shaved oak stave, slightest hint of salt, with just a tear drop of water the dram mellows and opens up with a juicy, fruity, herby punch, such an easy sipping dram.
Finish…A long finish, almost a fruit punch, tantalizing.
Another outstanding expression from Glen Moray’s Warehouse 1. This fine dram is non-chill filtered and with natural colour. Priced at a reasonable £74.95 and limited to only 1240 bottlers, this one will go very fast.
Well done all at the distillery and I cannot wait to see what is coming in 2022.
From The Whisky Boys a very merry Chfristmas and a healthy New Year, cheers.