Hot off the press and just in time for Father’s Day, Glen Moray’s 2005 Tokaji Finish is the latest edition to the family. Tokaji is matured in Sauternes wine casks and represents the debut release in Glen Moray’s Warehouse 1 Collection, which is named after the Elgin-based distillery’s Warehouse 1, home to the innovative maturing casks.
This latest addition was distilled in October 2005, and finished in oak casks that once held Tokaji Aszú dessert wine from Hungary.
There are just ,244 bottles for the UK market, which are bottled at an impressive cask strength (56.3% ABV).
Glen Moray have built a solid reputation around their ability to innovate with interesting casks, this being a prime example.
Glen Moray brand ambassador Iain Allan said: “Our team searches the world for interesting casks and they’re not afraid to push the boundaries, try the unusual and creatively combine Glen Moray whisky with unexpected casks. In this case, we have turned to Tokaji, which is a very old but lesser-known wine that has created a wonderful, flavour-packed dram that we’re very proud to release.”
The resulting liquid offers a ‘full-on sweet shop’ on the nose, ‘malty, maple syrup flavours’ and a ‘long, lingering marzipan finish’.
Allan continued – “I would pair this with desserts as it is finished with a sweet wine cask. Anything with an orange citrus note will definitely work with the whisky. I would also recommend searching out a bottle of Tokaji, if anyone hasn’t already and give it a try alongside the whisky. It will help to give an understanding of where the flavour comes from and also open up a new world of great wines (as it has done for me).
The new expression would make a great gift for dads who love their whisky as it is a cask style which is not common, and is likely one that they have not tried before.”
The new bottling is the first of three launches scheduled for the Warehouse 1 range in 2021. All will follow the theme of using casks that previously held wine from across Europe.
Glen Moray Warehouse 1 2005 Tokaji Finish is available in the UK from specialist whisky shops for RRP £75 per 700ml.
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