A visit to Glen Moray

I must admit that starting to tour distilleries was what really pushed my passion to a new level. The actual process of making the whisky itself really doesn’t change that much from distillery to distillery but seeing the variation in building design, still shapes, mash tuns etc is what excites me. The more you see, the more you want to know. It’s a rabbit hole I have truly fallen down.

My recent visit to Glen Moray was special for two reasons. Firstly (and most importantly) I was able to enjoy it with my Father -in-law and secondly it came at a time of expansion and renovation at the distillery.


A recent £20 million investment intended to more than double production at the site now means that there is a mix of tradition, history and modern advances in distillation techniques. Some of which are now also part of the new Inchdairnie distillery in Fife due to their founder Ian Palmers previous employment at Glen Moray.


Needless to say I throughly enjoyed my time touring the site and was very impressed and intrigued with what I saw. 


Although I was designated driver that day I managed to leave with some interesting samples from some unique casks. More on this in future.


  

2 comments

  1. I have to agree it’s not the process that makes each distillery interesting, for me it’s the characters that make the whisky and each distillery has it’s own unique character.

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  2. AmateurDrammer · ·

    Well said, I know just what you mean.

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