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New Moray celebrates with chocolate

The Glen Moray Distillery has released the latest expression of its Speyside Single Malt range – the Glen Moray Classic Port Cask Finish.

0557180c-a25c-4370-a60c-9b865856448eThe Classic Port Cask Finish is a small batch release single malt, matured in American oak barrels and finished for eight months in Port pipes sourced from Gran Cruz in the Douro Valley.

The resulting whisky combines the Glen Moray Classic Single Malt with the spicy, plum, wine-like elements from the port pipes, according to the producer.

Master distiller Graham Coull, said of the release, “The rich wine flavours have combined with vanilla oak notes to produce a whisky which is well balanced and full of character, with a lingering finish of honey sweetness combined with spices and subtle hints of dark chocolate and leather.”

And to celebrate the launch of the Classic Port Cask Finish, Glen Moray is collaborating with the master chocolatier, Paul A. Young, to produce dark chocolate truffles hand crafted with the Glen Moray Port Cask Finish.

Inspired by the Glen Moray Port Cask Finish, Paul has “incorporated the dried fruit flavours of the malt whisky” into his dark chocolate hand-made truffles, which he sells in his London shops.7a674d57-2d4a-440f-9107-1456a057657a

Young said, “Chocolate and whisky are always on my chocolate menu but getting the balance of flavours and richness can be tricky. Glen Moray Classic Port Cask Finish has just the right amount of soft grapey fruit and strong finish which allows me to blend and create a perfectly balanced truffle.

“It is my 2015 whisky of choice and hopefully will feature in a number of different chocolate recipes.”

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