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GLEN MORAY   12 years old 43%            
'93 GlenMoray - Glenlivet
VINTAGE
SINGLE HIGHLAND
MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
The Vintage
Malt Whisky Co, Ltd, Glasgow

GLEN MORAY   geen leeftijd vermelding 43 %         
Last Bottle and empty
The Glen Moray - Glenlivet Distillery,
Elgin

GLEN MORAY   15 years old      INFO
ELGIN CLASSIC
Last bottle  and  empty
The Glen Moray - Glenlivet Distillery,
Elgin

GLEN MORAY   16 years old 40 %             
ELGIN CLASSIC
The Glen Moray - Glenlivet Distillery,
Elgin

GLEN MORAY   Geen leeftijd vermelding 40 %        
ELGIN CLASSIC
MELLOWED IN
CHARDONNAY BARRELS
'The given Malt'
The chosen gift for the favoured few
The Glen Moray - Glenlivet Distillery,
Elgin, Speyside

GLEN MORAY   12 years old 40%       INFO      
MELLOWED IN WINE BARRELS
'The Given Malt'
The chosen gift for the favoured few
The Glen Moray - Glenlivet Distillery,
Elgin, Speyside

GLEN MORAY   16 years old 40 %      INFO       
MELLOWED IN WINE BARRELS
'The given Malt'
The chosen gift for the favoured few
The Glenmoray - Glenlivet Distillery,
Elgin, Speyside

GLEN MORAY   8 years old 43 %     INFO         
SINGLE SPEYSIDE
MALT WCOTCH WHISKY
The Glenmoray - Glenlivet Distillery,
Elgin.

GLEN MORAY    12 years old 60.5 %  INFO             
1991
ELGIN CLASSIC
MOUNTAIN OAK MALT
DISTILLERY MANAGER'S CHOICE
ED DODSON
Matured in toasted and charred
first-fill, mountain oak casks from
North America
Date Cask filled 10/03/91
Hand Bottled
Date Bottled 3/12/03
Limited Edition
Numbered Bottles
800 Bottles
Non Chill - Filtered
The Glen Moray - Glenlivet Distillery,
Elgin

GLEN MORAY          40 %                  
SINGLE SPEYSIDE MALT   
SCOTCH WHISKY
ELGIN CLASSIC
The Glenmoray - Glenlivet Distillery,
Elgin

GLEN  MORAY      Aged 34 years  55,5 %        INFO                                      
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Distilled January 1975
Cask Type: Refill Hogshead
1 of only 180 bottles
Society Single Cask No: 35.28
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults,
Leith, Edinburgh
Panel members quarred in old sack

GLEN  MORAY   Aged  35 years  56.1 % INFO
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Society Single Cask No. 35.41
Cask Type: Refill Hogshead
Distilled January 1975
Outturn 179 bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
"Sweet and savoury in a double oven"

GLEN  MORAY  Aged  8 years  40 % INFO
Single Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky
Glen Moray - Glenlivet Distillery, Elgin

GLEN  MORAY Aged  36  years  53.1 %
CASK  STRENGHT  RARE  AULD
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Unique Whiskies of Distinction
Fons et Origo   
D T C
Est. 1938
Speyside Scotch Whisky
Date distilled: 10.1973
Cask no: 7037
Date bottled: 04.2010
328 Numbered bottles
No Chill Filtering No Colouring of any kind
Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd, Huntly, Aberdeenshire

GLEN  MORAY  Aged  35 years  56.1 %      INFO
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Society Single Cask No. 35.41
Cask Type: Refill Hogshead
Distilled January 1975
Outturn 179 bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
"Sweet and savoury in a double oven"

GLEN  MORAY  Age  33  years  53.6 %    INFO
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Society Single Cask  No: 35.51
Cask Type : 1st Fill Barrel / Ex Bourbon
Distilled December 1976
Outturn: 1 of 313 bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
"Every Flavour Beans

GLEN  MORAY
Aged 10 years 40 %                                                                                         
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky  
ELGIN  CLASSIC                                                            
CHARDONNAY  CASK  MATURED
SPECIAL  RESERVE
Glen Moray Distillery Ltd, Elgin


Highland Malt
Speyside
GLEN MORAY - GLENLIVET     (1897 zie ook The GLENMORANGIE                                                                                                                                                                                                                  en ARDBEG

Elgin, Morayshire. Eigendom van Macdonald & Muir Ltd
Gesticht in 1897 op de plaats waar eerder de West Brewery ban Henri Arnot & Co, stond.
Delen van deze oude brouwerij maken nog deel uit van de distilleerderij.
Kort na het opstarten van Glen Moray, kwam de whiskyboom ten einde, dat was in 1898.
R.J. Thome, eigenaar van Glen Moray ging in liquidatie.
Glen Moray was gesloten van 1910 - 1923.
Glen Moray werd in 1920 gekocht door Macdonald & Muir Ltd, een afnemer van de whisky.
The Royal Burch of Elgin was eens de whiskyhoofdstad van Schotland met een intensieve export van whisky naar vooral de Baltische landen.
Het omliggende gebied, bekend als de Laich ö'Moray, is beroemd vanwege de hele goede opbrengst van gerst.
Een oud gezegde is 'The Laich of Moray has forty days more summer than any other part of Scotland'. Dit stond ook wel vermeld op de labels van Glen Moray.
Glen Moray werd uitgebreid in 1958 met twee- tot vier ketels, en met een produktieka-paciteit van ongeveer 1,75 miljoen liter spirit per jaar.
In 1958 werd ook een Saladin Box systeem gebouwd, die weer verdween in 1977.
De heel moderne gebouwen buiten de distilleerderij zijn graansilo's, die werden in 1960 gebouwd.
Het proceswater en koelwater komt via de rivier de Lossie van de Mannoch Hills. Glen Moray is heel populair bij blenders.
Veel van de whisky gaat traditioneel in de blend Highland Queen van The Glenmorangie Ltd, de nieuwe naam voor MacDonald & Muir Ltd.
September 2004
Glen Moray opent een bezoekerscentrum in zijn voormalige vatenmakerij. Ook is er een winkel.
Ter viering van de opening wordt een first-fill cask strenght botteling uitgebracht.
20 October 2004
Het Franse Moet Hennessy, onderdeel van het concern L V M H, koopt The Glenmorangie plc voor € 300 miljoen = G 430 miljoen.

In 1999 werden er drie 'Wood Finishings' uitgebracht.

In de lagerpakuizen liggen 50.000 ex- Bourbonvaten, die worden betrokken van Makers Mark en Heaven Hill.
De vermelding "93 op het etiket van sommige (oudere) bottelingen, slaat op het stich-tingsjaar van MacDonald & Muir Limited: 1893.
De Mash tun is 7,5 ton.
De vijf Wash backs zijn elk 39.600 liter.
De twee Wash stills kunnen 9900 liter bevatten, de twee Spirit stills elk 5800 liter en worden met stoom verhit.
In 1999 wordt een bezoekers centrum geopend.

2008   September L V M H (Luis Vuitton) verkoopt Glen Moray aan het Franse La Martiniquaise die in Frankrijk Glen Turner Pure Malt verkoopt, wat de meest verkochte malt whisky is in Frankrijk

La Martiniquaise beschikt in Schotland reeds over een Warehousing- en bottling
complex te Bathgate, tussen Glasgow en Edinburgh

Op het moment van aankoop van Glen Moray kwamen de vergunningen af om
dit complex uit te breiden met een malt- en grain distilleerderij

Het is niet bekend of deze uitbreiding doorgaat na de aankoop van Glen Moray  


Located in the heart of Speyside, Scotland’s whisky capital, the Glen Moray distillery has been producing fine single malt since 1897.

Through the boom times of late 19th Century and enduring two World Wars, the consistency and care taken to produce our spirit has ensured GLEN MORAY has always remained one of the most highly-regarded Speyside single malts.

1897

Our Master Distiller
Since the first drops of spirit ran from the copper pot stills at Glen Moray on the 13th September 1897, just five men have had the honor of holding the title “Master Distiller.”
The know-how and craftsmanship built over years of experience has been passed through generations to ensure every drop has the same quality as the last.

Graham Coull, our Master Distiller says:
“With a great, long serving team working on the creation of the spirit, I am always delighted with the quality of the new make produced at Glen Moray. It is then up to me to pick the optimal time to remove the matured whisky from the oak to ensure the highest quality Single Malt makes it into the bottle.”

- Graham Coull, Master Distiller

1897
From a brewery, a new distillery is born
Our distillery was originally the Elgin West Brewery, which opened in 1830, producing local ales. Surviving handwritten ledgers show the first spirit run was made on September 13th, 1897, using local barley.

This new make spirit was filled into a wide variety of casks, an unusual practice for the time. It’s a tradition that continues today – our whisky matures in our onsite warehouses in everything from sherry and chardonnay to port casks, producing an intricate spectrum of flavours.

1924
The distillery is well recognised for its work
Indeed after being bought by Macdonald & Muir, a famous wine and spirits merchant, such was the demand for Glen Moray single malt that in 1924, an 1893 vintage was bottled and put on sale at the distillery. It was an unusually rare gem, considering the infancy of single malt whisky released during the era.

1958
Glen Moray invests and expands its production
After a brief production pause during the Second World War, the distillery is back in business. In 1956, new warehouses are opened to accommodate rising demand.

Expansion continues during the 1950’s and a commitment to traditional values is made with the acquisition of Gallowcrook Farm, one of the sources of the very first batch of barley used back in 1897. Two new copper stills and a new still house are added, with the distillery upgraded from coal to oil.

Continuing this ethos of innovation, in the late 1950s modern Saladin malting facilities are installed, enabling output to double and making Glen Moray one of the most up-to-date malt spirit producers in Scotland.

1996
MacDonald and Muir changes its name to Glenmorangie
Then in 2004, French Luxury goods group Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH) buys Glenmorangie.

In 2008, LVMH sells Glen Moray distillery to La Martiniquaise and the brand is handled by Bardinet since.

1999
First wood finishes launched – Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc
The 1987-appointed Master Distiller Edwin Dodson brings a pioneering passion for unusual cask maturation that harks back to the original days of production at Glen Moray. His 1999 release of two expressions of Glen Moray matured in Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay casks is revolutionary for the brand.

2005
Graham Coull becomes fifth master distiller
After two decades in charge of the stills, Edwin Dodson retires - but not before passing on his wide knowledge to his successor – Graham Coull. Appreciating the great honour of taking on the role, Graham marries his respect for the Glen Moray traditions with an eagerness to explore innovative new techniques, taking the brand from strength to strength.

2014
A new look for the Elgin Classic single malt and launch of the Elgin Classic Collection
Our family of whiskies grows with the introduction of the CLASSIC RANGE, created by experimenting with a range of wine casks during the maturation process. The unique expressions offer an unrivalled breadth of flavour. Alongside the wine cask varieties, Glen Moray's intense and subtly-smoked expression of our Classic Single Malt, the Glen Moray Peated Single Malt, completes the range.

DISCOVER ELGIN CLASSIC

2016
Aged single malts and the birth of the Elgin Heritage Collection
Whether your preference is the elegant 12 year old, the satisfying 15 year old or the decadent 18 year old, each dram from our Heritage Collection is there to be savoured and enjoyed. This is one accessible slice of luxury that doesn't need to be saved for special occasion

It is believed that the closeness of the river and the high water table produces a slightly warmer and more humid microclimate which assists maturation. Since the La Martiniquaise takeover [see below] a higher percentage of first-fill American oak is used, adding more buttery notes to the mix. It was one of the first whiskies to be ‘finished’ in wine casks – Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay specifically – as well as Port. After a few quiet years, new releases are beginning to appear. Some peated malt is now being run as well.

BRANDS PRODUCED HERE
Westport

Although now in the midst of housing, Glen Moray originally sat outwith Elgin’s boundaries (it was where the burgh’s gallows once stood) and started life as a brewery, taking its water and power from the fast flowing River Lossie alongside. The downside of this watery proximity is the act that the distillery regularly floods.

Its function changed in 1897 as one of the many new distilleries built (or in this case converted) at a time when the whisky boom seemed never ending. Like many [Imperial, Benriach] it fell victim to the slump which took place at the start of the 20th century and closed in 1910, being snapped up in 1923 by Macdonald & Muir (owner of Glenmorangie).

A large Saladin maltings was installed in 1958 when the number of stills doubled to four. The maltings ran until 1978.

In the latter part of its ownership by Glenmorangie, Glen Moray became the firm’s ‘budget’ malt with a price often the same as standard blends. While sales rose, there was little profit made and the distillery’s image was badly damaged.

In 2008, it was sold to French distilling firm La Martiniquaise, predominantly for fillings for its Label Five and Glen Turner brands. Capacity has since been increased by 40% with new washbacks and another pair of stills being installed.

TIMELINE

1828
West Brewery is built on the outskirts of Elgin
1897
The brewery is converted into a distillery, Glen Moray
1910
The distillery is closed
1923
The site is purchased by Glenmorangie owner Macdonald & Muir and begins distilling again
1958
Glen Moray's stills are doubled to four and a Saladin box is installed
1978
Just 20 years after installing a Saladin box, Glen Moray's maltings are decommissioned
1996
Macdonald & Muir changes its name to Glenmorangie
1999
Glen Moray introduces its first wood finishes – Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc
2004
French luxury goods group Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH) buys Glenmorangie
2008
LVMH sells Glen Moray distillery to La Martiniquaise
2014
Glen Moray Classic Port Finish is released
2015
Glen Moray Classic Peated is launched
GLEN MORAY FACTS

CAPACITY (MLPA) i
3.3
CONDENSER TYPE i
Tube
FERMENTATION TIME i
60hrs
FILLING STRENGTH i
63.4%
GRIST WEIGHT (T) i
7.5
HEAT SOURCE i
Steam from gas and oil
MALT SPECIFICATION i
No phenols
MALT SUPPLIER i
Boort Malt, Crisp, Bairds and Muntons
MASH TUN TYPE i
Semi Lauter
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
69%
SPIRIT STILL CHARGE (L) i
5,500
SPIRIT STILL SHAPE i
Onion
SPIRIT STILL SIZE (L) i
6,000
STILLS i
6
WAREHOUSING i
Dunnage and palletised
WASH STILL CHARGE (L) i
9,500
WASH STILL SHAPE i
Onion
WASH STILL SIZE (L) i
10,000
WASHBACK SIZE (L) i
55,000
WASHBACKS i
9
WATER SOURCE i
River Lossie
WORT CLARITY i
Clear
YEAST TYPE i
Mauri Distiller's Yeast
OWNERS

La Martiniquaise logo
PARENT COMPANY

La Martiniquaise
2008 - present
CURRENT OWNER

Glen Turner Company
PREVIOUS OWNERS

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton
2004 - 2008
The Glenmorangie Company
1996 - 2004
Macdonald & Muir
1923 - 1996
Glen Moray Glenlivet Distillery Co
1897 - 1923

GLEN TURNER COMPANY

The Glen Turner Company was established by French group La Martiniquaise to oversee its Scotch whisky operations, although upon its incorporation in 1981 the group may not have realised just how big that operation would eventually become.

In its infancy the company managed the production and marketing of the Label 5 blend, which has since gone on to be one of the biggest selling blended Scotch whiskies in the world.

Nowadays Glen Turner also operates the Glen Moray single malt distillery in Elgin, the Starlaw grain distillery in Edinburgh, and the production of the Sir Edward’s blend and Glen Turner vatted and single malt.


Although France’s La Martiniquaise group was founded in 1934, it didn’t start working with Scotch until 1969 when it launched the Label 5 blended whisky brand.

It established the Glen Turner Blending Company in 1981 to manage Label 5 and later the Glen Turner ‘pure malt’ brand. The company changed its name in 2001 to the Glen Turner Distillery Ltd, which began a period of rapid expansion for the French company in Scotch.

The group established the First Blending Company in 2004 as a subsidiary to build and operate a huge 28-hectare maturation, blending and bottling facility in Bathgate, Edinburgh.

In 2008 Glen Turner purchased the Glen Moray distillery from the Glenmorangie Company, which has been a core component of its Label 5 blend. By then, work had already begun building a grain distillery at the Bathgate site – Scotland’s first for 40 years. Starlaw distillery opened in 2010 and its whisky is now being used as a filling for Label 5 and Sir Edward’s.

The opening of Starlaw prompted another name change for the group to the Glen Turner Company.

DISTILLERIES & BRANDS

Glen Moray
SPEYSIDE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Glen Turner
MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Label 5
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Sir Edward's
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY
Starlaw
LOWLAND SINGLE GRAIN SCOTCH WHISKY
ASSOCIATED COMPANIES

La Martiniquaise (Current owner)

STARLAW

Scotland’s most modern and environmentally considerate grain distillery feeds blends including Label 5 and Sir Edward’s.


La Martiniquaise designed Starlaw distillery to produce a light, easy-drinking whisky that not only matched the style of its Label 5 blend, but could also be easily traded for malt whisky from other distilleries. The distillery also has the ability to produce neutral grain spirit. The column stills were designed to show no high supporting steel work, which resulted in significant works to ensure they are supported at the foundation.


Although the La Martiniquaise group claims to be France’s second-largest spirits group and is owner of two Scottish distilleries (among an extensive portfolio that also includes rhum and Port) it prefers to keep itself out of the glare of publicity.

In 1969 it launched Label 5, currently France’s No.2 blend (and the world’s ninth biggest Scotch) and in 2004 built a maturation, blending and bottling plant in Bathgate over 28 hectares to service the brand.

The move into production started in 2008 with the purchase of Glen Moray from Glenmorangie and with the widening of the Label 5 portfolio – there are now four variants – there was need to have greater control of the group’s grain requirements.

The plan to build Scotland’s first new green-field grain distillery for 40 years started in 2007 and the project was completed three years later. With a capacity of 25 million litres, the plant is fully integrated within the firm’s existing facility.

Starlaw produces both grain and grain neural spirit (the latter for vodka). The columns have been designed to be flexible allowing different fractions to be withdrawn and copper interaction increased thereby giving the group’s blenders a wider range of flavours to work with.

In 2015 Starlaw is due to build a further four maturation cellars on the premises, bringing its total tally up to 25.

TIMELINE

2004
Opening of the First Blending Company site in Bathgate, Scotland, La Martiniquaise’s Scotch whisky ageing and bottling plant
2010
Starlaw grain distillery opens at the First Blending Company site in Bathgate, becoming the first green field Scotch grain distillery built since 1964
2015
La Martiniquaise builds four additional ageing cellars at the distillery to allow for the total maturation of over 600,000 barrels
STARLAW FACTS

BLENDS CONTRIBUTED TO i
Various market brands plus Label 5
CAPACITY (MLPA) i
25
COOK TIME i
45 minutes
DISTILLATION SYSTEM i
Continuous vacuum
FERMENTATION TIME i
72 hours
FILLING STRENGTH i
69%
GRAIN TYPE i
Wheat/ maize
MALTED BARLEY % i
9%
NEW-MAKE STRENGTH i
94.40%
NUMBER OF COLUMNS i
Two
WATER SOURCE i
Mains & reclaimed
OWNERS

La Martiniquaise logo
PARENT COMPANY

La Martiniquaise
2010 - present
CURRENT OWNER

Glen Turner Company
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