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Glen Moray from Elgin chosen as House of Commons' official whisky

By Alistair Whitfield

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The Speaker of the House of Commons has chosen a dram from Elgin as his official whisky


Sir Lindsay Hoyle, the Labour MP, has picked out Glen Moray single malt as his favourite.

Bottles labelled ‘Speaker Hoyle’s Select’, will now go on sale in the gift shop of the House of Commons.

The specially labelled Parliamentary bottle is usually popular with MPs as well as tourists.

It's also often donated as a gift to charity auctions.

Sir Lyndsay Hoyle.
Sir Lyndsay Hoyle.

Sir Lindsay, who replaced John Bercow as speaker last year, chose Glen Moray following a blind tasting of six whiskies from four different distilleries across the UK.

Moray's MP praised him for his excellent taste.

Douglas Ross said: "He follows a long line of Speakers who have looked to Moray for their whisky of choice and cements our undoubted status as the home of Scotch whisky.

"I take every opportunity in the House of Commons to remind fellow MPs of the importance of Scotch whisky and how many distilleries we have on our doorstep here in Moray.

"I'd also like to congratulate everyone at the Glen Moray for their hard work producing this excellent single malt and being recognised in this way.

"I've extended an open invitation for the Speaker to come to Moray and enjoy a wee dram in the land where the amber nectar is made. I know he won’t be disappointed."

The whisky will be available online alongside other products including House of Commons Churchill’s Port and House of Commons Dry London Gin.

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