Glen Moray 12 Year
Glen Moray // Speyside, Scotland
Situated in Elgin ("the capital of Speyside"), the Glen Moray distillery began life as a brewery but was turned into a whisky distillery in 1897. They claim to have forty more days of summer in Elgin than anywhere else in Scotland, making it "the sunniest distillery in Speyside." The distillery style is the very definition of a Speyside malt: sweet, fruity, without much in the way of peat or smoke.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"This is a sweet one. The nose is big on vanilla and honey and cereal grains--Honey Smacks, actually. The scent of fresh cut grass lingers somewhere beneath all the sweetness. On the palate, it's lighter than the nose suggests. Crisp and fruity with white chocolate, toffee. Softly malty with some floral character. Finish is short and fruity. It's a solid baseline Speyside, not overly complex, and with an ABV that is well-suited for enjoying the whisky neat. Perfectly suited for casual sipping."