The Speyside distillery Glen Moray will celebrate its 120th birthday this year with the release of Glen Moray Mastery Edition Scotch whisky.
In a salute to the masters that came before him, current master distiller Graham Coull has created a blend of five vintage offerings of Glen Moray. Coull experimented to find the right composition, ultimately using whisky matured in ex-bourbon barrels and fortified wine casks (sherry, madeira and port) to form the backbone of this 120th anniversary release.
Two of the vintages contained in Mastery are of Coull’s creation, while the other come from Glen Moray forefathers Robert Brown and Edwin Dodson. With vintages from 1978, 1988, 1994, 1999 and 2001, Mastery offers a taste of history, the company says.
With only 1,000 bottles produced worldwide, the Glen Moray Mastery Edition has an suggested retail price of $1,000 per 750-ml. bottle and comes in individually numbered decanters. It’s imported into the U.S. by Prestige Beverage Group.
Glen Moray has also expanded its Elgin Heritage Collection to include 12, 15, and 18-year-old single malts.