27th November 2018
launch the American Bourbon inspired 10
Year Old Fired Oak.
Glen Moray 10 Year Old Fired Oak
is the latest addition to the Speyside
distillery's core range, matured for 10
years in ex-Bourbon casks and finished
in heavily charred American Oak casks.
The new whisky is the creative handy
work of Glen Moray Master Distiller,
Graham Coull, on this occasion Graham
has taken his inspiration for the new
sweet and spicy whisky from 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
gives the resulting spirit a sweeter
Glen Moray Fired Oak is a Single Malt
Whisky matured for 10 years in
ex-Bourbon casks and finished in heavily
charred American Oak casks, resulting in
a whisky which is smooth with intense
spice and toasted vanilla flavour.
Graham has used a 2008 vintage Glen
Moray Elgin Classic as the basis of the
new Fired Oak.
Commenting on his latest creation Graham
said: "Fired Oak is all about enhancing
flavours rather than adding different
character. The Virgin Oak intensifies
the existing vanilla and spice flavours
which have come from the ex-Bourbon
barrels. Two elements are key – quality
of cask and timing, both are crucial to
obtaining just the right flavour
infusion. To create a balance I have
selected Virgin Oak casks with differing
lengths of finish to ensure that the
final whisky is consistent."
Morrison's Tasting Notes:
An enticing barley sugar candy
sweetness, some vanilla toffee, pear,
green apple and a touch of coconut.
A delicious concentrated mix of apple,
spice and a barley sugar sweetness leads
the charge, closely followed by some
vanilla, a little zesty orange and lemon
and a lovely touch of oak hanging around
A longish finish.
More vanilla and a little candied fruit, toasted oak
spice comes more to the fore but is kept
in check by the sweet candied fruit.
Some late liquorice.
No surprises, just what you would expect
from 10 years in ex-Bourbon casks and
then a finish in heavily charred
American Oak casks.
A delicious balance of sweet and spice,
a cracking Speyside whisky for your
money and a very welcome addition to the
Glen Moray range. I can only imagine how
good this would be bottled at 46% plus
but at 40% it has my thumbs up for the
If you enjoy a bourbon cask
matured Speyside style of whisky and are
looking for something new to put in your
Christmas stocking then this wont break
the bank and most importantly it is a
very enjoyable dram.
Bottled at 40% ABV the new Glen Moray 10 Year Old Fired Oak
has an RRP of £39.99 and is now available from specialist online whisky
retailers such as
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