Speyside distillery Glen Moray has launched Glen Moray Madeira Cask Project, the latest addition to its Elgin Curiosity Range
The new expression has been matured in seven ex-sweet Madeira hogsheads for 13 years and 10 months. From these, 1,468 bottles have been release in total.
‘Single malt whisky matured in Madeira casks has been prized in the industry before,’ said head of whisky creation Dr Kirstie McCallum, ‘but typically the casks have only been used to "finish" more conventionally matured whisky. That’s what makes this new expression so very special.
'Our new-make spirit has been slowly mingling with the luxuriously sweet flavours of Madeira for nearly 14 years, giving a depth of flavour and an intense character that couldn’t otherwise be created. It’s a delicious dram, a dessert in a glass, and we are very much looking forward to sharing it with whisky drinkers in the UK.’
Glen Moray describes the Madeira Cask Project as 'a rich and indulgent combination of Glen Moray’s classic Speyside style and the sweet fruit and toffee influences of Madeira', with a nose of toffee, dark chocolate, fig, dates, pears, berries and exotic spices followed by added flavours of coffee, poached pears and sweet oak on the palate.
46.3% abv, RRP £65/700ml, glenmoray.com