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Glen Moray is located close to Fort George, below the Gallowcrook Hill.
Glen Moray started its life as a brewery in 1828, until 1897, when it was converted into a Whisky distillery. The distillery was operational from 1897 to 1910.
It was closed for a small period of time, until 1912, when Glen Moray reopened, but they had to close again, just after a few months.
MacDonald & Muir bought the distillery in 1920, and -- except for just one year -- they kept the production going until the reconstruction in 1958. In 1996, MacDonald & Muir changed its name to Glenmorangie Plc.
After Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessey bought Glenmorangie Plc in 2008, they released Glen Moray. La Martiniquaise was the lucky buyer.
Glen Moray draws its water from River Lossie. 2 wash stills and 2 spirit stills of pear shape can be found in the distillery. They used a Saladin Box for 20 years, from 1958 to 1978. Before that, the distillery used a floor malting process.
In general, until 2009, the Whisky produced was unpeated. However, after 2009 they experimented with different peat methods. Being a sister distillery with Glenmorangie had its benefits of course.
Glen Moray released a very successful 'finish' series with Chardonnay. It was reminiscent of Glenmorangie's extra maturation series. Glen Moray uses ex-Bourbon barrels to age their single malt in.
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Hello, My name is Graham Coull [SP]. I am the master distiller at Glen Moray Distillery. Glen Moray is a single malt Whisky. It's distilled in a small town called Elgin, which is tucked away in Speyside. Speyside is a very historic Whisky distilling area. And Glen Moray is in the far North of Speyside. Not far from the sea. Its almost a secret distillery that not many people have discovered yet. Its a small distillery, with very long traditions. It dates back to 1897, and I have the privilege of being the 5th manager. Only the 5th manager in the history of the distillery. So I take pride in protecting the the spirit that has been laid down by my predecessors. I'd like to let you in to some of the secrets that we have a Glen Moray. Some of the range that we have. Because I believe it is a Whisky that can appeal to many different people. Across all the range, you get this beautiful sweetness and complexity. Which I think appeals to all Whisky drinkers. We have something for everyone. It's a great Whisky. And your very welcome to come and visit the distillery if you ever make your way across to Scotland.