This the second of three whiskies from the Warehouse 1 Collection scheduled for 202 and has been matured in ex-bourbon casks, before being transferred to three ex-Barolo casks for a final finish.
It’s a good looking whisky with an autumnal colour and it marries Glen Moray’s traditional sweet toffee and blackcurrant notes with hints of wood, leather, chocolate caramels and dark autumnal fruits, followed by a warming honey finish.
If you like bourbon, and even Southern Comfort, but are a bit unsure of pure Scotch this will be up your street.
Considered by many to be the king of Italian red wines, Barolo is produced in the Piedmont region from Nebbiolo grapes, which are high in tannin and acid.
Rich and full bodied, the wine will have spent at least 18 months in the barrels that are used for final maturation of the Barolo Finish expression.
Just 863 bottles are being released exclusively to the UK market under the Warehouse 1 banner and Barolo Finish is the oldest release from the Collection to date and is the second of three launches scheduled this year – following on from this summer’s Tokaji Finish release.
This year’s Warehouse 1 whiskies all share a common theme, celebrating Glen Moray’s classic Speyside spirit matured in casks sourced from some of Europe’s oldest, noblest and most distinctively flavoured wine varieties.
Glen Moray Warehouse 1 1998 Barolo Finish is bottled at cask strength (52.9% ABV) and is non-chill filtered with natural colour.
It is a UK exclusive, available in 70cl packs in specialist whisky shops, RRP £139.95.