Glen Moray Distillery is delighted to announce that Glen Moray Fired Oak 10 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, launched in the UK at the end of 2018, has won the Speyside 12 Year Old and Under category at this year’s World Whiskies Awards.
“The Speyside 12 Year Old and Under is a very prestigious category containing some exceptional whiskies. Delivering standout character and flavour to win the category is a credit to the distillery team. We are incredibly proud of this achievement and look forward to introducing Glen Moray Fired Oak to single malt lovers all over the world”, says Master Distiller, Graham Coull
The World Whiskies Awards, held at the end of March in London, award the very best international styles of whiskies from around the world, as chosen by a panel of 40 judges from 13 different countries.
Master Distiller, Graham Coull was inspired to create Glen Moray Fired Oak Single Malt Whisky by the increase in popularity of American Bourbon and the success of the sweeter flavour within the drinks market. One of the key elements for producing American Bourbon is that the spirit has to be aged in a new charred (virgin) oak cask which imparts intense flavour to the spirit.
Glen Moray Fired Oak is a Single Malt Whisky matured for 10 years in ex-Bourbon casks and finished in heavily charred virgin American Oak casks, resulting in a whisky which is sublimely smooth with intense spice and toasted vanilla flavour.
Graham Coull says: ‘I am delighted that Fired Oak has been chosen as the winner of the Speyside 12 Year Old and Under category at the World Whiskies Awards. I am pleased with how much character the virgin oak provides over a relatively short period of time. This added intensity accentuates the traditional ex Bourbon flavours to create a whisky which is well rounded and full of character.’
RRP: £39.99 for a 70cl bottle ABV: 40%