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GLEN MORAY
12 years old
43%
'93 GlenMoray - Glenlivet
VINTAGE
SINGLE HIGHLAND
MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
The Vintage
Malt Whisky Co, Ltd, Glasgow

GLEN MORAY
geen leeftijd vermelding
43 %
Last Bottle and empty
The Glen Moray - Glenlivet Distillery,
Elgin

GLEN MORAY
15 years old
INFO
ELGIN CLASSIC
The Glen Moray - Glenlivet Distillery,
Elgin

GLEN MORAY
16 years old
40 %
ELGIN CLASSIC
The Glen Moray - Glenlivet Distillery,
Elgin

GLEN MORAY
Geen leeftijd vermelding
40 %
ELGIN CLASSIC
MELLOWED IN
CHARDONNAY BARRELS
'The given Malt'
The chosen gift for the favoured few
The Glen Moray - Glenlivet Distillery,
Elgin, Speyside

GLEN MORAY
12 years old
40%
INFO
MELLOWED IN WINE BARRELS
'The Given Malt'
The chosen gift for the favoured few
The Glen Moray - Glenlivet Distillery,
Elgin, Speyside

GLEN MORAY
16 years old
40 % INFO
MELLOWED IN WINE BARRELS
'The given Malt'
The chosen gift for the favoured few
The Glenmoray - Glenlivet Distillery,
Elgin, Speyside

GLEN MORAY
8 years old
43 %
INFO
SINGLE SPEYSIDE
MALT WCOTCH WHISKY
The Glenmoray - Glenlivet Distillery,
Elgin.

GLEN MORAY
12 years old
60.5 %
INFO
1991
ELGIN CLASSIC
MOUNTAIN OAK MALT
DISTILLERY MANAGER'S CHOICE
ED DODSON
Matured in toasted and charred
first-fill, mountain oak casks from
North America
Date Cask filled 10/03/91
Hand Bottled
Date Bottled 3/12/03
Limited Edition
Numbered Bottles
800 Bottles
Non Chill - Filtered
The Glen Moray - Glenlivet Distillery,
Elgin

GLEN MORAY
40 %
SINGLE SPEYSIDE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY
ELGIN CLASSIC
The Glenmoray - Glenlivet Distillery,
Elgin

GLEN MORAY
Aged 34 years
55,5 %
INFO
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
FROM A SINGLE CASK
Distilled January 1975
Cask Type: Refill Hogshead
1 of only 180 bottles
Society Single Cask No: 35.28
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults,
Leith, Edinburgh
Panel members quarred in old sack

GLEN MORAY
Aged 35 years
56.1 %
INFO
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
FROM A SINGLE CASK
Society Single Cask No. 35.41
Cask Type: Refill Hogshead
Distilled January 1975
Outturn 179 bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
"Sweet and savoury in a double oven"

GLEN MORAY
Aged 8 years
40 %
INFO
Single Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky
Glen Moray - Glenlivet Distillery, Elgin

GLEN MORAY
Aged 36 years
53.1 %
CASK STRENGHT RARE AULD
SCOTCH WHISKY
Unique Whiskies of Distinction
Fons et Origo
D T C
Est. 1938
Speyside Scotch Whisky
Date distilled: 10.1973
Cask no: 7037
Date bottled: 04.2010
328 Numbered bottles
No Chill Filtering No Colouring of any kind
Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd, Huntly, Aberdeenshire

GLEN MORAY
Aged 35 years
56.1 %
INFO
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
FROM A SINGLE CASK
Society Single Cask No. 35.41
Cask Type: Refill Hogshead
Distilled January 1975
Outturn 179 bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
"Sweet and savoury in a double oven"

GLEN MORAY
Age 33 years
53.6 %
INFO
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
FROM A SINGLE CASK
Society Single Cask No: 35.51
Cask Type : 1st Fill Barrel / Ex Bourbon
Distilled December 1976
Outturn: 1 of 313 bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
"Every Flavour Beans

GLEN MORAY
Aged 10 years
40 %
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
ELGIN CLASSIC
CHARDONNAY CASK MATURED
SPECIAL RESERVE
Glen Moray Distillery Ltd, Elgin

Highland Malt
Speyside
GLEN MORAY - GLENLIVET

Elgin, Morayshire. Eigendom van Macdonald & Muir Ltd
Gesticht in 1897 op de plaats waar eerder de West Brewery ban Henri Arnot & Co, stond.
Delen van deze oude brouwerij maken nog deel uit van de distilleerderij.
Kort na het opstarten van Glen Moray, kwam de whiskyboom ten einde, dat was in 1898.
R.J. Thome, eigenaar van Glen Moray ging in liquidatie.
Glen Moray was gesloten van 1910 - 1923.
Glen Moray werd in 1920 gekocht door Macdonald & Muir Ltd, een afnemer van de whisky.
The Royal Burch of Elgin was eens de whiskyhoofdstad van Schotland met een intensieve export van whisky naar vooral de Baltische landen.
Het omliggende gebied, bekend als de Laich ö'Moray, is beroemd vanwege de hele goede opbrengst van gerst.
Een oud gezegde is 'The Laich of Moray has forty days more summer than any other part of Scotland'. Dit stond ook wel vermeld op de labels van Glen Moray.
Glen Moray werd uitgebreid in 1958 met twee- tot vier ketels, en met een produktieka-paciteit van ongeveer 1,75 miljoen liter spirit per jaar.
In 1958 werd ook een Saladin Box systeem gebouwd, die weer verdween in 1977.
De heel moderne gebouwen buiten de distilleerderij zijn graansilo's, die werden in 1960 gebouwd.
Het proceswater en koelwater komt via de rivier de Lossie van de Mannoch Hills. Glen Moray is heel populair bij blenders.
Veel van de whisky gaat traditioneel in de blend Highland Queen van The Glenmorangie Ltd, de nieuwe naam voor MacDonald & Muir Ltd.
September 2004
Glen Moray opent een bezoekerscentrum in zijn voormalige vatenmakerij. Ook is er een winkel.
Ter viering van de opening wordt een first-fill cask strenght botteling uitgebracht.
20 October 2004
Het Franse Moet Hennessy, onderdeel van het concern L V M H, koopt The Glenmorangie plc voor € 300 miljoen = G 430 miljoen.
In 1999 werden er drie 'Wood Finishings' uitgebracht.

In de lagerpakuizen liggen 50.000 ex- Bourbonvaten, die worden betrokken van Makers Mark en Heaven Hill.
De vermelding "93 op het etiket van sommige (oudere) bottelingen, slaat op het stich-tingsjaar van MacDonald & Muir Limited: 1893.
De Mash tun is 7,5 ton.
De vijf Wash backs zijn elk 39.600 liter.
De twee Wash stills kunnen 9900 liter bevatten, de twee Spirit stills elk 5800 liter en worden met stoom verhit.
In 1999 wordt een bezoekers centrum geopend.

2008 September L V M H (Luis Vuitton) verkoopt Glen Moray aan het Franse La Martiniquaise die in Frankrijk Glen Turner Pure Malt verkoopt, wat de meest verkochte malt whisky is in Frankrijk

La Martiniquaise beschikt in Schotland reeds over een Warehousing- en bottling
complex te Bathgate, tussen Glasgow en Edinburgh

Op het moment van aankoop van Glen Moray kwamen de vergunningen af om
dit complex uit te breiden met een malt- en grain distilleerderij

Het is niet bekend of deze uitbreiding doorgaat na de aankoop van Glen Moray

Soft and fruity are the key words when talking of Glen Moray which makes it a very amenable partner with American oak.

It is believed that the closeness of the river and the high water table produces a slightly warmer and more humid microclimate which assists maturation. Since the La Martiniquaise takeover [see below] a higher percentage of first-fill American oak is used, adding more buttery notes to the mix. It was one of the first whiskies to be ‘finished’ in wine casks – Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay specifically – as well as Port. After a few quiet years, new releases are beginning to appear. Some peated malt is now being run as well.

BRAND PRODUCED HERE
Westport

Although now in the midst of housing, Glen Moray originally sat outwith Elgin’s boundaries (it was where the burgh’s gallows once stood) and started life as a brewery, taking its water and power from the fast flowing River Lossie alongside. The downside of this watery proximity is the act that the distillery regularly floods.

Its function changed in 1897 as one of the many new distilleries built (or in this case converted) at a time when the whisky boom seemed never ending. Like many [Imperial, Benriach] it fell victim to the slump which took place at the start of the 20th century and closed in 1910, being snapped up in 1923 by Macdonald & Muir (owner of Glenmorangie).

A large Saladin maltings was installed in 1958 when the number of stills doubled to four. The maltings ran until 1978.

In the latter part of its ownership by Glenmorangie, Glen Moray became the firm’s ‘budget’ malt with a price often the same as standard blends. While sales rose, there was little profit made and the distillery’s image was badly damaged.

In 2008, it was sold to French distilling firm La Martiniquaise, predominantly for fillings for its Label Five and Glen Turner brands. Capacity has since been increased by 40% with new washbacks and another pair of stills being installed.

CAPACITY (MLPA) i
3.3
CONDENSER TYPE i
Tube
FERMENTATION TIME i
60hrs
FILLING STRENGTH i
63.4%
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
7.5
HEAT SOURCE i
Steam from gas and oil
MALT SPECIFICATION i
No phenols
MALT SUPPLIER i
Boort Malt, Crisp, Bairds and Muntons
MASH TUN TYPE i
Semi Lauter
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
69%
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
5,500
SPIRIT STILL SHAPE i
Onion
SPIRIT STILL SIZE (L) i
6,000
STILLS i
6
WAREHOUSING i
Dunnage and palletised
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
9,500
WASH STILL SHAPE i
Onion
WASH STILL SIZE (L) i
10,000
WASHBACK SIZE (L) i
55,000
WASHBACKS i
9
WATER SOURCE i
River Lossie
WORT CLARITY i
Clear
YEAST TYPE i
Mauri Distiller's Yeast
OWNERS
La Martiniquaise logo
PARENT COMPANY
La Martiniquaise
2008 - present
CURRENT OWNER
Glen Turner Company
PREVIOUS OWNERS
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton
2004 - 2008
The Glenmorangie Company
1996 - 2004
Macdonald & Muir
1923 - 1996
Glen Moray Glenlivet Distillery Co
1897 - 1923


CUTTY SARK SOLD TO GLEN MORAY OWNER
November 2018
Blended Scotch whisky Cutty Sark, which has its roots in Prohibition America, has been sold to French drinks group La Martiniquaise-Bardinet.

French ownership: Historic blended Scotch Cutty Sark has been purchased by La Martiniquaise-Bardinet
Glasgow-based Edrington sold the brand for an undisclosed sum.

In June Edrington put up the Cutty Sark brand and Glenturret distillery – the home of the Famous Grouse – for sale after deciding to focus on its luxury brands, including the Macallan and Highland Park.

The purchase of Cutty Sark makes La Martiniquaise-Bardinet, which owns Glen Moray and Starlaw distilleries, as well as the Sir Edward’s and Label 5 blended Scotch whiskies, the world’s fifth-largest spirits group.

The transfer is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Edrington will continue to provide blending and bottling and other associated services during a transition period.

Ian Curle, chief executive of Edrington, said: ‘Cutty Sark is a great Scotch whisky and has been a worldwide whisky icon for the last 90 years.

‘We are pleased to be transferring the brand to La Martiniquaise-Bardinet and know that it will thrive under their ownership.’

Founded in 1923, Cutty Sark was illegally smuggled into the US during Prohibition by then owner Berry Bros. & Rudd, where it established a strong following.

Jean-Pierre Cayard, president of La Martiniquaise-Bardinet, said: ‘We are proud to take ownership of this powerful brand. Cutty Sark perfectly complements our portfolio of international brands including Label 5, Sir Edward’s & Glen Moray Scotch whisky, Poliakov vodka, Porto Cruz and Negrita & Saint James rum.

‘This acquisition is a major step forward to accelerate our international expansion. It will further strengthen our position in Europe and boost our presence in key markets such as the US & Japan. With Cutty Sark, we consolidate our position in Scotch whisky, entering in the world’s top five groups.’

Named after the famous British clipper ship, Cutty Sark is a light blend centred around North British and Invergordon grain whiskies, with malts from over 40 distilleries.

Cutty Sark remained under the ownership of Berry Bros. & Rudd until 2010 when ownership was transferred to Edrington.

There is currently no update on the sale of Glenturret distillery.

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GRAHAM COULL, GLEN MORAY
May 2017
Speyside distillery Glen Moray celebrates its 120th anniversary this year and has grand plans for its future,age statements, playful innovation and his plans for future releases.


Graham Coull: Glen Moray’s distillery manager worked in brewing before moving to whisky
‘I was born in Elgin, schooled in Forres and studied for a chemistry degree at Edinburgh University. My first job was with Webster’s brewery in Halifax, Yorkshire, and then I got a job with William Grant in 1994. Initially, I worked on the bottling side, and then became process leader in Dufftown, which meant, in effect, that I was distillation manager for Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Kininvie. I came to Glen Moray in 2005.

‘My mother and father were both teachers, and dad was a chemistry teacher who wrote a course on whisky production, so there was definitely an influence there. There were no jobs in the whisky industry when I qualified, so it was a choice of brewing or working on the nuclear fuel re-processing plant at Sellafield in Cumbria. I chose brewing.

‘Being distillery manager at Glen Moray involves the day-to-day running, making sure you produce the right amount of spirit, and dealing with all the admin and red tape. The master distiller role is about working on ideas for new expressions, and these tend to be led by me. I go to the marketing team and suggest things. For example, we’re thinking of producing a 21-year-old, but I need to be sure we have the stock before I can come up with ideas.

‘We’ve just produced a range of 1994 vintages as distillery-exclusive expressions, and I knew it was a great year. I’m lucky in that I’m given lots of freedom. I source all the casks and I do different things that may come together. For example, I’ve filled peated spirit into fino Sherry casks and we’ll see what happens.

‘From the master distiller point of view, it’s fun to get the chance to play around and put together expressions like our latest Mastery, which is being launched for the distillery’s anniversary. It contains 20% Port cask-matured whisky from 1988, while 80% of the component whiskies date from 1994 or earlier.

‘It has a backbone of Madeira wood, with some Sherry and Port influences in there too. It links the five managers that the distillery has had during its existence and the work I’ve done. It reflects the levels of experience and knowledge of those people.

Glen Moray distillery

Distillery milestone: Glen Moray celebrates its 120th anniversary this year

‘I love numbers, so I really like making forecasts, working to see what I’ll be short of in 2023. You’ve got to get the numbers right, just as you need to fill the right types of cask with great spirit. During the last five to 10 years we’ve really managed to get across that Glen Moray is a good malt whisky.

‘It’s always been highly-regarded for blending and if you have a good blending malt, you have character. We produce a Speyside malt with quite a lot of character. I’m delighted to see Glen Moray given respect, taken seriously, but also readily available and sensibly priced for the consumer. It exceeds people’s expectations, and that’s always nice.

‘We introduced 12-, 15- and 18-year-old expressions this year as the Elgin Heritage Collection, having previously had a 12- and a 16-year-old. We increased the Sherry influence in the 15, compared to the previous 16-year-old.

‘Ultimately, it boils down to the fact that in order to be able to do things like this, you have to have the liquid. We’ve made sure we kept enough back over the years, we didn’t sell our soul. We’ve never had to take an age statement off a whisky. Just the opposite, in fact.

‘The Classic NAS range of single malt, Classic Port, Classic Sherry, Classic Chardonnay and Classic Peated, is a great introduction to whisky. I like age statements, but I’m not precious about them. You can get a six-year-old in a first-fill cask which is better than a much older expression in a refill cask.

‘We have nine warehouses, mainly palletised, and the owner [La Martiniquaise] has Port, Madeira and rum brands, which gives us a source of interesting casks. If you ask what’s exciting me in those warehouses right now I’d say lots of different wine cask maturations, especially Cabernet Sauvignon, and rum.

‘I want to see how the peated Glen Moray turns out as it gets older. I’ve got lots of stock ageing and I think it works really well with time. You can drink peated at six years of age, no problem. That’s enough age with good casks and it’s the sort of age our Classic range is bottled at.

Glen Moray distillery

Experimental approach: Coull has filled fino Sherry casks with peated spirit

‘We’ve had two expansions at Glen Moray, and in four years we’ve gone from a capacity of 2m litres per year to 5.6m litres. The distillery works 24/7. Between 30% and 40% of what we produce goes for single malt, and we make 250,000 litres of peated spirit each year, some of which goes into our Classic Peated expression and some for the owner’s Label 5 blend.

‘We’re in the process of creating a new production area, which contains three wash stills. We’re changing over all six of the stills in the existing still house to become spirit stills. They’re all the same shape, so it won’t affect spirit character. We fitted eight new outdoor washbacks last year, having previously installed six external ones during the first round of expansion.

‘I like the fact that Glen Moray is a distillery with heritage, dating back to 1897. We’ve got old parts and newer areas, and it feels good to have played my own part in expanding it. I’ve grown with the distillery over the 12 years I’ve been here, and the range of expressions has grown too, which has been great.

‘The single malt category as a whole is doing well, but you always have to be innovating. The public are much more adventurous than they were even 10 years ago, and more willing to try new things – the same as with food. The world has become a smaller place, and whiskies from all over the world are now accessible.

‘My personal favourite whiskies tend not to be overly Sherried. I like Caol Ila, for example, and my favourite Glen Moray is the new 15-year-old. I really like the balance of 50:50 oloroso Sherry casks and Bourbon barrels. As for the future, well, I fancy trying triple distillation at some point.’

GLEN MORAY RELEASES 21 YEAR OLD PORT FINISH
August 2019
Speyside distillery Glen Moray has released its 21 Year Old Portwood Finish, a new addition to the distillery’s core range.

Into the woods: Glen Moray 21 Year Old Portwood Finish has been matured in ex-Port casks
Matured in American oak ex-Bourbon casks before a secondary maturation in Port casks, the 21 Year Old single malt is said to be full of ‘blackcurrant and liquorice’ notes with ‘chewy caramel toffee and chilli infused chocolate’ on the finish.

Graham Coull, master distiller at Glen Moray, said: ‘The whisky is the perfect balance of American oak and Port flavours – immerse yourself in what is a wonderfully complex dram.’

Bottled at 46.3% abv, the 21 Year Old was initially sold as an exclusive from Edinburgh’s Royal Mile Whiskies during the Whisky Fringe Festival 2019, which ran from 9-11 August.

However, the whisky is available from specialist whisky retailers worldwide from today (12 August), priced at £125 per 70cl bottle.

The 21 Year Old is part of Glen Moray’s Elgin Heritage collection, the distillery’s range of age-stated single malts described as ‘an accessible slice of luxury’, which also includes expressions such as the Bourbon-inspired Fired Oak.

The distillery is also experimenting with a series of more unusual cask finishes as part of its Curiosity Collection, such as its Rhum Agricole Project which was launched earlier this month.

GLEN MORAY’S GRAHAM COULL LEAVES FOR IRELAND
August 2019
Glen Moray’s Graham Coull is set to leave the Speyside distillery and start a new position as master distiller of Dingle distillery in Ireland.

Graham Coull of Glen Moray soon Dingle distillery
Irish exit: Graham Coull will swap Speyside for County Kerry when he joins Dingle distillery
Coull, who has worked as distillery manager and master distiller at Glen Moray for 14 years, will join the County Kerry whisky and gin distillery in October 2019.

‘Becoming the distillery manager and master distiller at the Dingle distillery is an ideal opportunity for me to continue my passion for creating whiskies,’ Coull said.

‘I’m extremely impressed with the quality of the maturing spirit at Dingle and welcome the challenge of distilling in Dingle’s unique maturation conditions to craft the next small batch releases of Irish whiskey.

‘I’m looking forward to really exploring the similarities and differences between Scotch and Irish whiskey, comparing and contrasting the different styles and bringing my experience to develop the new expressions and releases. There are definitely exciting times ahead.’

Coull will now oversee the production of Dingle’s single malt and single pot still whiskeys, as well as its gin and vodka.

Elliot Hughes, partner at Dingle distillery, said: ‘I know our ever-expanding team in Dingle are looking forward to having [Graham] on board and learning from his wealth of experience acquired from over two decades working with whisky.

‘We are all eagerly anticipating the next chapter of the distillery and working alongside Graham on the continued development of our single malt and pot still whiskies as well as our gin and vodka.’

Coull began his career in whisky in 1994, working as bottling manager for William Grant & Sons before going on to become a process leader for the Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Kininvie distilleries.

He joined Glen Moray in 2005, and has since overseen two expansions of the distillery as well as the launch of several cask-finished expressions which have become the brand’s hallmark.

Glen Moray declined to comment regarding Coull’s departure. His replacement is yet to be announced.


GLEN MORAY MASTERY MARKS 120TH BIRTHDAY
July 2017
Speyside distillery Glen Moray has celebrated its 120th birthday with the release of Glen Moray Mastery, a single malt vatting of five different vintages dating back to 1978.

Glen Moray Mastery
Generation game: Glen Moray Mastery combines whisky distilled by three of its managers
The £800 whisky, described as encapsulating ‘the very essence of Glen Moray’, was created by Graham Coull, Glen Moray master distiller since 2005.

Coull selected five vintages to make Mastery, three of them laid down by his predecessors, Robert Brown (distillery manager 1959-87) and Ed Dodson (1987-2005), and two by Coull himself.

He experimented using whisky matured in different fortified wine casks (Sherry, Madeira and Port) to form the backbone of the new release.

‘The Madeira casks that we’ve chosen to form the heart of the whisky relate back to the genuine traditions of Glen Moray experimenting with different, innovative techniques in maturation,’ said Coull. ‘It’s me putting a twist on the spirit that was made by previous generations of master distillers.’

The vatting includes whisky distilled in 1978 – some of the oldest in the Glen Moray warehouses – as well as casks filled by Ed Dodson during the 1980s and 1990s.

Coull added: ‘We’ve intertwined these with whisky that has spent its full term in first-fill Sherry casks, and also a proportion that has been finished in Port, to develop the layers of complexity in the overall bottling.

‘The Port-finished whisky brings a little lightness, which we felt perfectly balances the more robust flavours of the Sherry and Madeira casks in the blend.’

Bottled non-chill-filtered at 52.3% abv, 1,000 numbered 70cl/75cl decanters of Glen Moray Mastery, packaged in leather boxes, will be released from this week, priced at £800 per bottle.

A former brewery in Elgin, Glen Moray was converted to distillation in 1897, at the height of the late Victorian whisky boom.

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