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Glen Moray Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Glen Moray Distillery
Bruceland Road, Elgin
IV30 1YE Scotland
Tel: +44 (0) 1343 550900
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You will find Glen Moray Distillery nestling on the banks of the River Lossie in the Western quarter of the ancient city, and royal burgh of Elgin. Elgin itself is an historic city, but not the least of its claims to fame is the fact that it is the capital of Speyside – a beautiful region in the north of Scotland synonymous throughout the world with superlative malt whisky. Glen Moray Single Malt Whisky has been distilled here since 1897 by a small dedicated team of craftsmen. In over a century of distilling at Glen Moray, much has changed, however the ingredients, processes and skills of those responsible for producing Glen Moray remain constant.

The original road into Elgin passes through the distillery grounds under the shadow of Gallow Hill, where executions were carried out until the end of the 17th century. This was an important road in times gone by and some of Scotland's legendary historical figures including St Columba, King Duncan and Macbeth – after the Battle of Torfness – and Bonnie Prince Charlie are said to have passed along it. Today the Glen Moray distillery enjoys a much more peaceful existence, concentrating on the serious business of producing the classic Speyside single malt whisky.

Glen Moray is a classic, quality single malt whisky from the heart of Speyside. We use ex bourbon barrels sourced from North America to mature Glen Moray and these produce a whisky with rich and spicy characteristics. These casks deliver a superior product that has a smooth and well-rounded taste.

In recent news, Golden Glen Moray Mountain Oak Malt has now won two accolades since its launch at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival (SSWF) in May of 2007. Firstly, it was awarded runner-up at the SSWF awards in the 13-20 years category. And it has also won a Gold Medal, Best in Class for the category of Speyside Cask Strength 15-17 years at the International Wines and Spirits Competition 2007 (IWSC). Other Glen Moray expressions also picked up medals at the IWSC: Silver for Glen Moray 12 and 16 years old and a bronze for Glen Moray Classic.

Glen Moray is available in a range of ages and vintages that will appeal to new malt drinkers as well as connoisseurs looking for something a bit more special.

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GLEN MORAY 12 YEAR
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

Glen Moray Single Malt Scotch Whisky!
GLEN MORAY 16 YEAR SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

Tasting Notes: 'Dried fruit, chocolate and barley sugar'

Colour: Deep gold.

Nose: A rich and mature nose with a robust character. It is reminiscent of dried fruit, perhaps figs and raisins, mixed with chocolate and spices (cloves and boiling sweets). There is a hint of leather and linseed oil giving an overall impression of warmth and depth of character.

With water: Barley sugar emerges with mint humbugs and a hint of oak smoke. A whiff of peat is now noticeable.

Taste: Sweet, full and exceptionally well-rounded, the taste is smooth with a good firm body, meeting the expectations set from the rich, mature nose. The texture is gently oily and mouth-coating with chewy oak tannins. The flavour is initially of toffee, progressing to mint humbugs and barley sugar and followed by a hint of smoke and peat flavours.

Finish: Medium to long finish with a flavour and texture reminiscent of barley sugar and humbugs.

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Glen Moray Whisky Distillery
Glen Moray Distillery Building

The Glen Moray Welcome
Glen Moray is a small authentic working distillery without the tourist frills, just bags of atmosphere and real people going about their business – making whisky. Here you have the opportunity to experience the reality of malt whisky distilling. The delight of Glen Moray is that your tour guide could be one of the distillery craftsmen themselves. It could be the stillman or the mashman who welcomes you and shows you round, or even the distillery manager himself – Graham Coull.

The great advantage of this is the authenticity of the introduction – each guide knows the process of whisky making like the back of his hand. So, at Glen Moray, you will gain an unforgettable insight into how water and barley are transformed into 'the water of life'.

When Beer Gave Way To Whisky
Glen Moray has an authentic work-a-day atmosphere, which has continued largely unchanged down through the generations since 1831, except that originally Glen Moray was built as a brewery. It was converted to a distillery in 1897 and for over a hundred years has been producing its distinctive smooth Speyside malt.

Built in the classic layout of a Scottish farm steading, the distillery features an attractive courtyard, which is surrounded by traditional low ceiling warehouses. But it's not the aesthetics that make the greatest impression on you at Glen Moray. It's the people. The distillery craftsmen.

We've Been Welcoming Visitors Here Since 1897
A small, friendly and informal distillery, Glen Moray is situated in the city of Elgin, the historic capital of Speyside. The area around Elgin is known as the Laich of Moray and has a mild climate. Indeed, an old Moray saying proclaims that the Laich of Moray has forty days more summer than any other part of Scotland – making Glen Moray one of the sunniest distilleries in Speyside.

Things To Do
Join us for a tour at Glen Moray and your guide could be one of our craftsmen – each guide knows the process like the back of their hand. Find out more about tours and other things to do during your visit to the distillery.

How To Get Here
Glen Moray Distillery is situated approximately 35 miles east of Inverness on the western outskirts of Elgin just off the A96. From Inverness, as you arrive in Elgin cross the river Lossie then turn right off the A96 into Wittet Drive and follow the signs to the distillery.

VISITOR INFORMATION

OPENING TIMES

Monday to Friday
09:00 to 17:00

Saturday (May to September):
10:00 to 16:30
Closed Christmas and during the New Year period.

TOUR TIMES
Monday to Friday:
09:30, 11:00, 12:30,
14:00, 15:30

Saturdays:
10:30, 12:00,
13:30, 15:00

Admission
Adult admission charge:
£3 (includes tour and tasting)
Coffee Shop and Shop are Free

Under age 18
Free

Tastings
The tour includes a tasting of some of the Glen Moray range, or you can just have a tasting if you don’t have time for a full tour. Sample the range of Glen Moray main expressions to judge the differences for yourself.

Fifth Chapter Tour
You can pre-book a more in depth tour of the distillery, followed by an informal tutored tasting of Glen Moray across the last 5 decades with the Distillery Manager, Graham Coull. Cost: £15 (advance booking only)

Large Groups
Booking advisable

Private Hire
The Visitor Centre is available for hire and also for private tastings and functions. For more information or to organise a private function please contact Iain Allan or telephone +44 (0)1343 550900.

Coffee Shop
The Coffee Shop at Glen Moray serves a full range of traditional Italian coffee made by trained baristas, as well as a range of teas, soups, home-baking, sandwiches, paninis and soft drinks. Relax in one of the leather armchairs after your tour or finish your tasting and decide which expression to buy to take home.

Shop
There is a full range of Glen Moray single malt whiskies to purchase in the shop, including some single cask bottlings and other vintages unique to the distillery. There is also a range of clothing, gifts and food on offer so you can take home a little reminder of your visit to Glen Moray. Our friendly staff are on hand to help with your selection.

Contact Us
Glen Moray Distillery
Bruceland Road
Elgin IV30 1YE
Telephone: +44 (0) 1343 550900

Glen Moray is proud to be one of only eight distilleries and a cooperage on the prestigious Malt Whisky Trail.

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Denimal
Posted 1938 days ago
A good friend poured me some 12 Year Glen Moray recently, boy, what a blast! The very next day I bought myself a bottle. The slight smoky flavour is addictive and even the standard '(non-aged') is fantastic for it's price.
Alberto
Posted 1982 days ago
That sounds like a hosferly bite antihistamines asap and maybe a mild hydrocortisone cream. I follow you on Twitter good luck with the fundraising. Currently fighting cancer so thank you for your efforts for Macmillan.
JRB
Posted 2544 days ago
A good friend gave me a bottle of 12 year old and I loved it. A unique taste that is very smooth. I will certainly buy it when I make my next purchase.
I just add ice to the scotch so I get the real taste.
Keith de Noble
Posted 2561 days ago
A very nich single malt. One I intend to enjoy again soon.