Glen Moray Rhum Agricole Cask Finish Project (46.3% ABV) has been finished in Rhum Agricole casks from Martinique.
|Glen Moray Rhum Agricole Cask Finish Project|
Following the success of last year’s Glen Moray Cider Cask Project, Master Distiller Graham Coull has continued to push the single malt boundaries and has collaborated with Marc Sassier, Master Distiller at St James, AOC Rhum in Martinique.
Graham wanted to capture the character of the Rhum and marry it with the traditional Glen Moray flavours. As they are both strong, individual spirits he decided to finish Glen Moray Rhum Agricole Cask Finish Project for longer; for two years in the Rhum casks, and using a whisky which was not too mature and complemented the character of the Rhum.
The casks were originally filled with St James AOC Agricole Rhum for between 10-18 years, which was said to deliver gentle notes of macerated fruit and subtle spice, subsequently influencing the whisky to deliver notes including: marzipan, apricot jam, pear drops, pineapple, treacle toffee and spicy gingerbread.
Commenting on the launch, Graham Coull, said: “My main aim was to showcase the character of the Rhum and this meant opting for an age of spirit whi was not too mature and therefore would complement the Rhum character rather than stifle it. The resulting whisky is surprisingly intense with a great depth and balance.”
He went onto say: “Marc Sassier believed that the marriage of these two worlds brings together, the delicacy and finesse of Glen Moray and the roasting and warmth of St James Rhum Agricole. It really does bring a little bit of Martinique sunshine to what can be a damp, dreich Scotland!”.
Limited to 3,060 bottles, Glen Moray Rhum Agricole Cask Finish Project, will be available exclusively from The Whisky Exchange this month, before rolling out to specialist retailers across the UK next month, for a RRP of £54.99.
Posted by Steve Rush