Glen Moray Reveals Its Final Scotch Whisky For 2021

| December 9, 2021

Glen Moray recently released another expression from its Warehouse 1 line up just in time for the holiday season — the 2008 Manzanilla Finish.

Limited to only 1240 cask-strength bottles, the new Manzanilla Finish is said to bring together the Spey water of Glen Moray’s spirits with the sea-salt tang of Manzanilla sherry, which is typically produced along the sea estuary of the Guadalquivir river.

Manzanilla is noted as being the driest of all sherries and is made in the bodegas of Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Càdiz, Spain. 

Glen Moray 2008 Manzanilla Finish

Glen Moray 2008 Manzanilla Finish (image via Glen Moray)

“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,” Glen Moray brand ambassador Iain Allan said in a prepared statement. “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.”

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The Glen Moray Warehouse 1 2008 Manzanilla Finish is bottled at a cask strength of 54.6% and is non-chill filtered with natural color. It is a UK exclusive, available in 70cl bottles in specialist whisky shops for a recommended retail price of £74.95.

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Hannah Kanik

Hannah Kanik is a freelance writer from California. Two years ago, she found herself drinking Scottish whisky atop Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh and found her love for whisky and its storytelling side-effects.