Speyside distillery Glen Moray is owned by French company La Martiniquaise a large drinks company with very little presence in the UK. Unlike Louie Vutton, La Martiniquaise seem to have a more traditional view as to style. The case for the 16 year old is adorned with Scottish soldiers and looks like it should come with a free sample of shortbread. If you have seen Glen Moray it is probably the 8 or the 12 year old, which is often discounted to around £20. It is a very good dram at that price, but by paying a little more, you can pick up this cracker, dribbling with fruit. Although we are told that port pipes (casks) are quite temperamental beasts to work with, we’ve yet to come across a port finish that hasn’t worked. This is no exception.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Soft. Sweet. Rose petals. Juicy. Fruit pastilles.
Palate: Soft, fruity and lightly-oaked. Turkish delight. Raspberry jam. Soft, sweet and rounded finish.
Retails for around £25-30