Glen Moray distillery
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|Water source||River Lossie|
|Number of stills||3 wash stills
3 spirit stills
|Capacity||3,300,000 litres per annum|
|Age(s)||No Age Statement - Classic
|Cask type(s)||Bourbon Casks|
The Glen Moray distillery is a distillery in Speyside, Scotland that produces single malt scotch whisky. The distillery is on the banks of the River Lossie, and has been known to flood in the past. It was sold in 2008 by the Glenmorangie Company Ltd. to La Martiniquaise.
Glen Moray started life as West Brewery in Elgin run by Robert Thorne & Sons, and was converted to a distillery with 2 stills in 1897. Following a fire and extensive rebuilding program at their Aberlour Distillery, the company focused on production of Aberlour whisky, allowing the Glen Moray distillery to run down. It was closed in 1910. The distillery was purchased by the owners of the Glenmorangie Distillery, the MacDonald and Muir families at some time during the 1920s. The distillery received 2 additional stills in 1958 and at present has an annual capacity of around 2,000,000 litres.
The company now belongs to La Martiniquaise which uses part of its production in their blended Whisky Label 5. The distillery was expanded in 2012 and now produces 3,300,000 litres annually from 3 wash stills and 3 spirit stills.
The distillery has a visitor centre which offers tours all year round, and also has a cafe serving home bakes, snacks and Illy coffee.
Awards and Accolades
Glen Moray has been entered into the International Wine and Spirits Competition for several years now and has won a variety of Gold, Silver and Bronze awards including Gold Best in Class for the non aged Glen Moray Classic. Entries have performed modestly at international Spirit ratings competitions. Its 12 and 16-year single malts, for example, have received silver medals at the 2007, 2009 and 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.