The single malt that insiders keep for themselves.
Glen Moray was born as West Brewery run by Robert Thorne & Sons. It was converted into a Whisky distillery in 1897. From the very start, quality has been job one. The dedication and “authenticity” of Glen Moray’s single malt production is just about as good as it gets — changing very little over nearly 120 years of production on the same spot. The distillery sits on the banks of River Lossie in the Royal Burgh of Elgin — the historic capital of Speyside — and the road into town passes directly through the distillery grounds. Today they are owned by French spirits company La Martiniquaise and all of the production goes into their range of nine single malts.
Glen Moray 16 YO is the next step up in their core range. The Whisky is allowed to age a full 16 years in ex-Bourbon casks in a hallow that actually sits below the water table — meaning that there is a higher humidity and creating denser flavours. The result is a full-bodied, rich single malt in the classic Speyside style sophisticated enough to please its large fan base of in-the-know Whisky lovers.
Throughout its entire history, the Glen Moray Distillery has had only five distillery managers. Each has personally trained their successor, passing on the secrets of the spirit.
Single Malt Whisky
16 Year Old