Following the immensely popular Tokaji Finish in June, Glen Moray are happy to expand the Warehouse 1 Collection with this, a single malt Glen Moray finished in ex-Barolo casks. This was distilled in 1998 and was aged for 23 years, the collections oldest expression. Matured in ex-bourbon casks, it was then moved to three ex-Barolo wine casks where it spent a finishing period of at least 18 months.
Only 853 bottles of this have been released. This dram is bottled at a cask strength 52.9% abv, is free from chill filtration, and is presented in natural colour. If Glen Moray’s single malt is the chart-topper, this expression is high art.
On the nose, aromas of summer flowers, caramel chocolates, and Werthers Originals sweets all arrive. The palate is one that opens with a big hit of winey tannins, with leather, and smooth oak all combining with figs, dark plum fruits, and blackberries. A gentle finish awaits, with a lingering honey smoothness. Sumptuous.