Website with a history of the distillery (though I'm a little unsure how a distillery that commenced distilling in 1897 had an 1893 vintage); details of their whiskies and visitor facilities; together with the Glen Moray Experience - a series of videos providing a journey into the world of Glen Moray whiskies, its history and people.
Glen Moray has a well equipped visitor centre and shop, and is open to the public Monday to Friday (and Saturdays between May & September). Admission charge is £5. You can also pre-book a more in depth tour of the distillery (Fifth Chapter tour), which costs £30. The Coffee Shop at Glen Moray serves a full range of traditional Italian coffee made by trained baristas, as well as a range of teas, soups, home-baking, sandwiches, paninis and soft drinks.
Bottle your own is usually available at Glen Moray - various different casks have been used, current cost £50.
Have visited Glen Moray on several ocassions since 2004. When I visited the distillery in 2011, all tours for the day were booked, but I was able to have samples of the main range of whiskies.
From 2012 I have regularly filled my own bottle from a bourbon cask for £45. At a visit during the 2013 Speyside Festival for a premium tour/tasting a vast range of samples was produced (see blog).
Another November, another bottle to fill - Chenin Blanc cask this time.
Two more stills have been installed to bring the capacity up to 3.3m litres from next year - but Phase 2 of the expansion will increase the capacity to 9m litres.
Glen Moray was originally built as a brewery and converted into a distillery in 1897. The distillery was bought by MacDonald and Muir (who also owned Glenmorangie) in 1923. During the 1950s the distillery expanded, buying more land, installing two more stills and building more warehouses. Saladin malting facilities were added in 1958, but these only lasted about 20 years.
In 2008 the then owners of Glenmorangie, Ardbeg and Glen Moray (Louis Vitton Moët Hennessy), sold the distillery to La Martiniquaise, who produce Label 5 and Glen Turner blends. They also built Starlaw grain distillery in 2010. They have already expanded the production at Glen Moray to 3.3 million litres, and have plans for a further expansion to 9 milion.
During the days of joint ownership with Ardbeg, casks of Glen Moray and Ardbeg were "accidently" blended together, the very pleasant result was bottled as Serendipity - there's still some out there, but it will cost you about £150.
Malt Madness, Undiscovered Scotland, Wikipedia, WhiskyMerchants.co.uk
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Glen Moray Distillery is on the western edge of Elgin off Bruceland Road. Nearest station is Elgin (ELG) (1 mile) Live Train Times.
Nearest Bike shops - Elgin:
Bikes and Bowls 7 High Street, Elgin 01343 549656
Halfords Lossie Wynd N, Elgin 01343 552030
Photos on this page were taken by me. Click on photo to enlarge. Full size versions of all my photos of Glen Moray Distillery are available on Flickr.