Tasting the Glen Moray Warehouse 1 Barolo Finish

Glen moray warehouse 1 Barolo finish

Glen Moray Warehouse 1 1998 Barolo Finish

Glen Moray have recently released a new 1998 Barolo Finish as their second ‘Warehouse 1’ exclusive for 2021.  (Here’s a link to their first Warehouse 1 Tokaji finish)

The 1998 Barolo Finish is the second of three whiskies from the Warehouse 1 Collection scheduled for 2021.

Glen moray warehouse 1 Barolo finish How the Glen Moray Warehouse 1 1998 Barolo Finish is made

This whisky was distilled in 1998 and then left to mature in the Elgin distillery’s warehouse in ex-bourbon casks, before being transferred to three ex-Barolo casks for a final, flavourful finish.

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 used for final maturation of the Barolo Finish expression.

Glen moray warehouse 1 Barolo finish

What it tastes like

This adds to Glen Moray’s traditional sweet toffee and blackcurrant notes with deliciously rich hits of wood, leather, chocolate caramels and dark autumnal fruits, followed by a warming honey finish. It starts with a punch, 52.9% but then mellows down releasing a multitude of smooth but intense flavours.



Grab it quick

Just 863 bottles are being released exclusively to the UK market, so if you want to add to your whisky collection, you’d best get in quick.

Where to buy

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. www.glenmoray.com




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