Owning Company : Macdonald Martin Distilleries plc
Production Status :Operational
Established : 1897
Source : River Lossie
Age when bottled :12, 15 yrs
No. of Wash Stills :2
No. of Spirit Stills :2
Cask Woods :Ex-bourbon
Special Bottlings :1966 (26 y.o.), 1967 (25 y.o.). All 43%
Export Bottlings :17 yrs, 43%
Tasting Notes :12 yr, 40%
Nose :Fresh, light aroma
Taste :Light, pleasant and malty with a clean finish. A fine all-round malt
Comments :A pre-dinner dram. The 15-yr old is beautifully presented in a regimental tin representing the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Description :Situated on the banks of the River Lossie close to the ancient cathedral city and royal burgh of Elgin, the Glen Moray distillery was developed from a brewery in 1897. The original brewery buildings date from 1815. It has been in almost continuous production and was among only a handful of selected distilleries that were allowed to continue production during World War II in order to assist the national debt. It was acquired by MacDonald and Muir in 1920, and in 1958 it was refurbished with production capacity doubled from two to four stills. Glen Moray Distillery has recently relaunched its fine range of single malts, which are smooth, dry and light Speyside whiskies. They have been mellowed for a final period in white-wine barrels.
Directions :Off A96, W of Elgin, Moray.
Opening Hours :Open all year: Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00; tours at 9.30, 10.30, 11.30, 14.00, 15.00 and 16.00; closed for two weeks over Christmas and New Year.