Uisge beatha is the water of life. They say that Angels sip upon the evaporation of whisky as it rests.
Many people say it is the water that makes a whisky. Some say it is the malted barley. Others that the still is the heart of a whisky’s character.
The truth lies somewhere in-between.
Glen Moray has been distilling on the banks of the River Lossie since 1897. For seventy years before then, the distillery was a brewery. Glen Moray is in the heart of Elgin, the historic capital of Speyside.
Resting in the Laich O’Moray, the distillery benefits from a milder climate. The Cairngorm and Monadhliath Mountains shelter Elgin from the extremes. It is within a hollow below the water table, so the Angels sip their share more readily than elsewhere.
Once distilled, the whisky rests in ex-bourbon barrels from North America. This adds rich and spicy characteristics to the whisky, while smoothing the fiery spirit. The result is a well-rounded single malt, smooth, sweet-spiced, fruity and full.
Since the distillery opened, it has had only 5 distillery managers.
We have two bottles, signed by the master distiller of Glen Moray, to give away. The bottles will be hand-filled, and the winner’s name will be upon them.
The bottle in question is a 2006 ex-Oloroso Sherry cask, 8yr old at 61.7% abv cask strength. A rare treat indeed.
This competition is now closed.