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 12 year old, which is often discounted below £20. It is a very good dram at that price, but for just a little more you can get this lightly-peated version, which has a little more oomph.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Light and fruity. Light smoke. Soupy savouriness. Dry and faintly acrid peat in the background.
Palate: Light and fruity at first. Peat smoke building gradually to a dry, thick and sweet coconutty peaty crescendo.
Retails for around £25-30