The Glen Moray Cider Cask Project is a 2018 release from the famous Speyside distillery. It’s the first release in their much anticipated Elgin Curiosity Range, created to honour Master Distiller Graham Coull’s passion for experimentation and his desire to push the boundaries in the world of whisky. This whisky is currently a UK exclusive, so it’s near impossible to get your hands on anywhere else, except at Whisky Foundation.
The Cider Cask Project began five years ago when Glen Moray’s Master Distiller tasted Scotland’s Thistly Cross Cider. He loved the product and saw an opportunity for experimental collaboration. Single malt casks were loaned to the cider makers to help create their Thistly Cross Whisky Cask Cider, but like any true innovator, Coull was thinking much further ahead.
When the casks were returned to Speyside, they were swiftly filled with single malt whisky and, after careful monitoring, the small batch expression was bottled having been matured for ‘the perfect period of time’. The results are a light and fruity whisky with incredible notes of caramelized apples that combine superbly with the intense vanilla flavours found in the very best Glen Moray whiskies.
This dram is unique, fresh, delicious and well worth getting your hands on.