Glen Moray Adds A New Sherry Cask Finished Scotch Whisky - The Whiskey Wash

Glen Moray Adds A New Sherry Cask Finished Scotch Whisky

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The Glen Moray distillery, housed in Scotland’s Speyside region, is known for its flagship Scotch whisky that’s been aged primarily in first fill ex-bourbon barrels. It has some bottlings that have seen additional time in other cask types as well, including a recently released one finished in ex-sherry barrels.

The Glen Moray Classic Sherry Cask Finish, according to those behind it, was first aged in North American ex-bourbon barrels for 6-7 years and then finished in Oloroso sherry casks for 9-12 months. It is non-age statement in nature and designed for either sipping on its own or creating endless iterations of craft cocktails.

“The Glen Moray Classic Sherry Cask Finish is an unusual malt that seamlessly marries the profound Oloroso flavors of southern Spain with Glen Moray’s legendary Speyside smoothness,” said Glen Moray’s Master Distiller Graham Coull in a prepared statement. “The unique maturing process allows the sweet American oak flavors to mix with the intense Oloroso sherry flavors, producing a whisky that tastes of vanilla oak, dark chocolate and oriental spice, with a wonderful depth of character.”

Should you choose to seek out a bottle of this whisky, expect to drop around $30. You’ll find limited official tasting notes below for your consideration.

  • Nose: Dried fruits, cinnamon and toffee candy.
  • Taste: Sweet vanilla oak, dark chocolate and oriental spice.
  • Finish: Satisfyingly long with a tingle of spice.
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