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Glen Moray launches virtual whisky tasting series - here's how to join

Elgin based distillery, Glen Moray, are set to host a series of online tastings that are ideal for those keen to find out more about the whisky making process.

Published: June 19, 2020
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Glen Moray has announced a new series of virtual whisky events in a bid to take UK drinkers on a virtual journey of discovery, one dram at a time.

Glen Moray’s monthly ‘Whisky Surgeries’ will be hosted on Zoom by the company’s head of whisky creation, Dr Kirstie McCallum, and are ideal for those who are missing out on their usual distillery visits and festivals this year.

What to expect

The first ‘after hours’ surgery will take place at 8pm on Tuesday 7 th July and will put the world of unusual cask maturation under the microscope.

Participants can enjoy a virtual tasting and discover the hidden gems found in Glen Moray Distillery’s Warehouse 1, where unusual casks and maturation experiments are housed.

Throughout the event Dr Kirstie will share her decades of knowledge and experience, answering questions and revealing the secrets behind Glen Moray’s adventurous approach to flavour.

How to join

50 spaces are available for this free event, and the first 20 people who sign up will each receive a complimentary Glen Moray tasting kit, which contains the new Madeira Cask Project and Rhum Agricole Cask Finish Project expressions to enjoy during the event.

Glen Moray’s first Whisky Surgery is now available to book on Eventbrite.

Further session will be announced over the coming months.

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Dr Kirstie McCallum commented: "I’m really looking forward to presenting our first Whisky Surgery session as there is nothing I enjoy more than sharing a dram with enthusiasts and chatting about one of my favourite subjects – whisky exploration.

"Glen Moray has a unique history of cask experimentation and I have a good few anecdotes to share on the discoveries that have been made in our distillery.

"Bringing people who are interested in whisky together to share knowledge is another passion of mine so this new series provides a great platform to do this."

Glen Moray history

Crafted since 1897 in the ancient town of Elgin, the capital of the Speyside whisky region, Glen Moray distillers have been curious about flavour throughout their history.

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Surviving handwritten ledgers show that a wide variety of casks were used to mature new make spirit back in those early days, which was an unusual practice for the time.

A deep knowledge and expertise of wood has developed at Glen Moray through generations of distillers, resulting in today’s exceptional range of whiskies with a style to suit everyone.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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