This Saturday, 19th May is World Whisky Day and the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markel, why not raise a wee glass to both.
Handcrafted in the picturesque Glen Moray Distillery in the heart of Elgin, Glen Moray Elgin Classic Whisky is one of the excellent, affordable whiskies in the Elgin Classic Collection, which were created by the Master Distiller, Graham Coull. It is an approachable whisky with butterscotch and shortbread on the nose and a lightly spiced mouthfeel with malty toffee notes and a lemongrass tang.
Glen Moray Classic Whisky has the perfect spring cocktail, The Northern Great, for celebrating this special day.
- In a tall glass add a few sprigs of mint and some ice cubes.
- Add to a cocktail shaker the juice of half a lime, 50ml of Glen Moray Elgin Classic Whisky, 2 bar spoons of maple syrup, a few raspberries and ice.
- Shake and strain into the tall glass.
- Top with sparkling water.
- Stir and garnish with lime peel and one raspberry.
Glen Moray has also just won two out of the five whisky awards at the Spirit of Speyside Festival.
Firstly, the Glen Moray’s Chardonnay Cask Finish is part of the Elgin Classic Collection and offers a perfect balance of caramelised fruit, butterscotch and lingering notes of toasted oats. On the nose, it is fresh and clean with hints of apple, pear drops, fresh key lime pie and bubblegum fading to a cinnamon sugar aroma. To taste this elegant whisky has a soft mouthfeel with a nutty vanilla finish which comes bursting out with a soft cinnamon spice culminating in a gentle floral finish.
And secondly, launched last year, Glen Moray Elgin Heritage 18-Year-Old is the jewel in The Heritage range’s crown. ‘First fill American cask – non-chill filtered’ the whisky is aged to perfection in American oak casks. It is beautifully balanced with rich fruit flavours and subtle oak. It has a beautifully complex flavour of heather honey and a warming wood spiced combined with a thick velvety mouthfeel which allows this whisky to coat the palate with characters of cherry and hazelnut. The nose is full of creamy fruit: melon, apricot and peach soaked in a brandy butter sauce.
So grab yourself a bottle of the ‘Water of Life’ and pour yourself a wee dram this weekend.