Speyside favourite launches Twisted Vine Cognac Cask matured whisky
Glen Moray single malt Scotch whisky has recently launched Glen Moray Twisted Vine and we joined an online tasting to find out about the new whisky and give it a taste.
The new expression features Glen Moray’s Speyside whisky with the added richness and depth of flavour that comes from maturation in ex-Cognac casks.
The new whisky has been boldly packaged in Glen Moray’s signature blue, with a design that features shimmering golden grapes and intricately twisted vines, characteristic of France’s Cognac countryside.
What does Glen Moray Twisted Vine taste like?
As expected, Glen Moray delivers. On the nose, the cognac has certainly made its mark with the fruity and oaky notes and there is a slight coffee aroma as well. This carried through in the taste. The cognac cask working with the smooth Glen Moray whisky to bring fruity and wooden notes, there’s that coffee in the background as well here. There is a lot of flavour in this Glen Moray Twisted Vine and once again Glen Moray showcase what they are good at, a smooth whisky with a variety of flavours added by the cognac cask. This is a budget-friendly whisky that doesn’t taste that it should be budget-friendly.
Glen Moray Global Ambassador and Visitor Centre Manager Iain Allan said: ‘The record books show that Glen Moray was one of the first distilleries in Scotland to explore the effects of unusual casks on maturation of our spirit. This playful, pioneering approach to flavour is very much part of what drinkers love about our whiskies today, and it’s why we are so thrilled to be unveiling this wonderful new expression.
‘Twisted Vine is matured in Cognac casks, and all that extra time in such fruity, flavourful wood has created a stunning whisky with a rich but accessible flavour that can be enjoyed by everyone. It’s perfect neat as a dram, mixed in a cocktail or as a special gift for anyone looking to put a twist on their classic whisky serve’.
Twisted Vine will be available in Asda, Morrisons and Coop stores across the UK as well as specialist whisky and spirits outlets including Master of Malt, The Whisky Exchange Bottled in 70cl at 40% ABV, RRP: £28.
The new whisky will also be available in the UK on-trade, and mixologists from four of the nation’s leading whisky bars have put their own twist on this versatile whisky to create a Twisted Vine cocktail in celebration of the launch. Single malt fans can try one of these special Twisted Vine creations at the following:
- The Racketeer, London
- Nauticus, Edinburgh
- The Gate, Glasgow
- The Tippling House, Aberdeen