Classic car honouring classic whisky visits ‘spiritual home’

The Balvenie Morgan
The Balvenie Morgan

A SPORT CAR that was created to honour a Moray distillery stopped off at its “spiritual home” last week as part of a promotional tour.

Classic sports car builders Morgan designed the car specifically for the Balvenie Distillery last year – and for the last few days it has been on show at the Dufftown distillery.

A 3.7litre V6 engine is under the bonnet of the Balvenie Morgan – and that allows the car to sprint from zero to 62mph in less than five seconds.

Since it was completed the car has been touring the UK promoting the iconic single malt whiskies produced at Dufftown – but after nine months it finally arrived at the distillery to be admired by staff and visitors alike.

“It really is a stunning vehicle and a perfect fit for our whiskies,” distillery cooper Richard Anderson said, adding: “Having been given an insight into how the car was made, I can relate many of the woodworking skills utilised in the Morgan factory to my own role at Balvenie.”

The car was the brainchild of Balvenie malt master David Stewart and John Wells, head of design at Morgan, and has been described as the “ultimate” collaboration between two companies that both manufacture their products in a handcrafted and bespoke nature – and which both still remain as family-owned businesses.

Following its latest tour of the UK the Morgan is due to return to Dufftown in July.

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