Glen Moray has launched its exclusive Private Cask Collection with a 13-year-old Marsala cask-finished whisky.
The first release in the Glen Moray Private Cask Collection, a selection of the Speyside distillery’s aged single malt whiskies that have been individually selected to each present “outstanding depth and character,” is a 13-year-old Scotch finished in Marsala casks from Sicily.
The United States will receive the first release, followed by a 10-year-old whisky that has been finished in Pauillac Grand Cru red wine casks from Bordeaux, France. Meanwhile, China will receive a follow-up release of a 26-year-old Madeira cask-finished expression.
“The Private Cask Collection is the perfect opportunity for whisky collectors to explore some of Glen Moray’s most treasured casks,” said Iain Allan, Glen Moray brand ambassador. “Each single malt selected for the series stands out because of its exceptional quality – and the first release is not to be missed.
“Finished in Marsala wine casks from Bordeaux, this 13-year-old bottling showcases the versatility of Glen Moray whisky. It demonstrates how our spirit integrates, moulds and marries with different cask influences to produce a truly stunning and unique dram.”
Distilled in 2007, the first release offers aromas of toffee and chocolate. The palate is well-rounded featuring fruit flavors. The finish delivers hints of sweet creamy berries, with a lingering gentle spice.
Bottled at 56.6% ABV, only 238 bottles of the first release of Glen Moray’s Private Cask Collection will be made available.
For more information, head over to Glen Moray’s official website.
Last year, Glen Moray released a Scotch whisky matured in Sauternes wine casks as the first expression in its new Warehouse 1 Collection.
In November, Glen Moray released a Sauternes Cask Matured Whisky as the first expression in its new Warehouse 1 Collection. Distilled and bottled in 2006, the Glen Moray Sauternes Cask Matured Whisky matured in Warehouse 1 for 14 years in five sweet Sauternes wine casks. The resulting whisky offers notes of dark chocolate, caramel, Seville orange, and spice, along with “‘aromatic, honeyed sweetness” from the French dessert wine.