Glen Moray Brings Back Chardonnay to the Heart of Speyside with a New Single Malt

ELGIN, Scotland, June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

"A perfect balance of caramelised fruit, butterscotch, and lingering notes of toasted


The Glen Moray Distillery has released the latest expression of its award-winning Speyside Single Malt range: The Glen Moray Classic Chardonnay Cask Finish. This distinctive Speyside Scotch Whisky Single Malt, available in a gift box, was launched in January 2016.

This new Glen Moray release is an unusual offer of a Speyside Malt. With its Chardonnay taste profile, it makes a distinctive and alternative whisky to the normal style of Speyside Single Malt Whiskies.

The influence of the Chardonnay adds body, sweetness and spice to the existing sweet vanilla and light oak flavors of the Elgin Classic, which results in a completely new taste sensation. Graham Coull, from Glen Moray Distillery called the new Speyside Malt, ''A perfect balance of caramelised fruit, butterscotch, and lingering notes of toasted oak".

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COLOUR: Old gold. 

NOSE: A fresh clean nose with apples, pear drops fresh key lime pie and bubblegum fading to a cinnamon sugar aroma

TASTE: An elegant whisky with a soft mouthfeel and a taste befitting this meeting of Speyside and Chardonnay

FINISH: A nutty vanilla comes bursting out with a soft cinnamon spice culminating in a gentle floral finish


The new Chardonnay Cask Finish expression joins the Glen Moray Classic Collection, including Glen Moray Classic Peated Single Malt and Glen Moray Classic Port Cask Finish. Each variant offers a unique insight into the world of single malt Scotch whiskies.

Master Distiller Graham Coull says: "The Glen Moray Classic Collection is a wonderful introduction to the Glen Moray single malt range. The different expressions offer a variety of flavours and tastes to suit the palate of every malt whisky drinker."

Brand Manager Raphaele Delerue says: "With our Classic Collection, we aim to create new brand experiences while still embracing our heritage and expertise in marrying Speyside Single Malt with wine casks."


GLEN MORAY is situated in the West End of Elgin, the capitol of Moray, the most northerly of the Speyside distilleries. Being in the Laich O'Moray the distillery benefits from the regions warmer and sunnier micro-climate and by storing everything on-site this allows our Master Distiller to keep a watchful eye over our whisky to ensure it develops a very smooth and well-rounded taste.

With only five distillery managers in the last 100 years, the consistency behind GLEN MORAY ensures it remains one of the most highly-regarded Speyside single malt whiskies.

"Crafted with Expertise, Perfected by Speyside" 


- Glen Moray is owned by La Martiniquaise.
- Distillery located in Elgin, the capital of Speyside
- First produced on September 13, 1897
- Glen Moray is one of the longest running 24/7 distilleries in Scotland.
- In 2014 it was shortlisted as one of the top 10 Distillery visitor centres.
- Graham Coull, only the fifth Distillery Manager in more than 100 years
- 250,000 casks in maturation in our on-site warehouses
- An impressive growth of 43% in 2015
- sixth biggest malt whisky brand by volume in the UK
- Third best-selling malt in Australia
- Other age expressions such as the 12yr, 16yr and 25yr are available.



Founded in 1934, LA MARTINIQUAISE is a leading independent French spirits group selling a wide product range in more than 100 countries with a turnover of EUR980million.

LA MARTINIQUAISE produces and distributes major brands worldwide including LABEL 5 (No9 worldwide Scotch Whisky), POLIAKOV (No1 in France), PORTO CRUZ (No1 worldwide), SAINT JAMES and more (source: IWSR)

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La Martiniquaise - Bardinet

CONTACT: For more information, please contact: BARDINET, Raphaele DELERUE,Glen Moray Brand Manager, Email:, Tel:+33-556-35-58-15

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