Wednesday, December 01, 2021


The Glen Moray Distillery, has announced the launch of the latest bottling from its limited-edition Warehouse 1 Collection.

Glen Moray Warehouse 1 - 2008 Manzanilla Finish (54.6% ABV) is a cask strength single malt Scotch whisky, which has been finished Manzanila Sherry casks, from the bodegas of Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Cádiz.

Glen Moray Warehouse 1 - 2008 Manzanilla Finish

Glen Moray Warehouse 1 - 2008 Manzanilla Finish, is said to celebrate the distilling team’s creativity with a fresh, evocative and luxurious dram. It’s a partnership of river and sea, bringing together the soft Spey water of Glen Moray’s spirit with the slightly sea-salt tang of Manzanilla sherry, which is famously only ever produced along the sea estuary of the Guadalquivir river.

This latest release, from the multi-award-winning Speyside based distillery, is said to deliver notes including ripe pears, green apples, fresh cut grass, oak spice and camomile tea.

Commenting on the launch, Iain Allen, Glen Moray Brand Ambassador, said: “As distillers, this notion of ‘place’ is endlessly fascinating, particularly as our home of Speyside is so much a part of the Glen Moray story. We started to wonder what would happen if we brought Glen Moray spirit and Manzanilla casks together? If Speyside met Cádiz in the barrel, what would the results be? Soft with salt? Citrus with herbaceous? Questions like these can get the team quite animated, to say the least, but only time can ever answer their restless curiosity – and these results have been worth waiting for. This is an exceptional whisky which represents the best of two very different worlds in one unique malt.”

Iain, went onto say: “I’m thrilled that it’s closing out an exceptional year for the relaunched Warehouse 1. But of course, innovation doesn’t take time off for Christmas – we’re already well ahead in planning our 2022 expressions. We can’t wait to share some very special whisky in the year ahead.” 

Limited to 1240 bottles, Glen Moray Warehouse 1 - 2008 Manzanilla Finish, will be available exclusively in the UK later this month from specialist retailers. RRP (tbc).

Posted by Steve Rush