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Glen Moray Edinburgh Rugby Single Cask Private Edition


13th December 2018
Glen Moray set to donate 100% of the profits of the sale of the new 'Glen Moray Edinburgh Rugby Single Cask Private Edition' to the rugby charity, Hearts and Balls.

Glen Moray Edinburgh Rugby Single Cask Private Edition

Here is one for the whisky drinking rugby fans amongst you who are looking for something new to treat themselves to over the holiday season, Glen Moray has just announced the release of the Glen Moray Edinburgh Rugby Single Cask Private Edition whisky just in time for Christmas, a release which will see Glen Moray contributing 100% of the profits of the sale of the limited edition bottles to the rugby charity, Hearts and Balls.

A 2004 Vintage, Bourbon cask matured with a Chardonnay Cask finish single malt, non chill-filtered and bottled at 52.8% ABV, it is a limited edition of only 312 individually numbered bottles. The distillery describe it a fitting example of how double maturation can bring out the best of both the wine and the whisky flavours.

Endorsing the strong relationship between Glen Moray Single Malt Whisky and Edinburgh Rugby, Edinburgh Rugby teammates John Barclay, Scotland Rugby Captain and Damien Hoyland, visited the Glen Moray Distillery in Elgin, Speyside and hand-picked the casks that were used to produce the limited edition run of 312 individually numbered bottles.

Sampling a dram of the Glen Moray Edinburgh Rugby Single Cask Private Edition (L-R): Master Distiller, Graham Coull, Damien Hoyland and Scotland Rugby Captain, John Barclay

Graham Coull, Glen Moray Master Distiller says: "As you would expect from two talented and dedicated rugby players, John and Damien threw themselves wholeheartedly into the cask selection process. It was never going to be easy for a Flanker and a Winger to agree on anything but we persevered, and after several attempts, we agreed on a wonderful 2004 Glen Moray finished in a Chardonnay wine cask."

The Hearts & Balls Charitable Trust is a Scottish charity which exists to support rugby players and their families in the aftermath of injury on the field. Glen Moray has chosen Hearts & Balls, as the work the charity does with players who have been injured through rugby is life changing and helps to ensure players retain a love for the game.

Edinburgh Rugby’s Head of Commercial, Ben Slater says about the collaboration: "Rugby and whisky have had a long and fruitful association and as such we are very excited about this new Edinburgh Rugby whisky from Glen Moray. It is fantastic to see Glen Moray working to support Hearts & Balls, one of our official charity partners and we are fully behind this new venture. I am sure our fans will support this very worthy cause."

Glen Moray Edinburgh Rugby Single Cask Private Edition has a RRP of £100 and is available from the Glen Moray distillery web site or call 01343 550 900.

You will also find the current Glen Moray core whisky range available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop and Master of Malt
 

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