The Glenmorangie distillery was founded in 1843, when a brewery was converted into a whiskey distillery by William Matheson, a Scottish farmer, and his wife Anne. The distillery is located in the north of Scotland, in the Highlands, in Tain, in Dornoch Bay; the area is particularly suited to the production of pure malt quality whisky. The distillery is famous for the shape of its “giraffe neck” stills which are also the highest in all of Scotland (about 5.14 meters) and which allow to obtain soft and silky whiskeys with Mediterranean notes. Even the aging rooms next to the distillery, the ancient stone warehouse, as well as being suggestive, allows refinements that elevate the characteristics of the distillates; currently 6 casks are used: Nectar d’Or (Sauternes casks), La Santa (Sherry casks), Finealta (American white oak and Sherry casks), Sonnalta PX (Pedro Ximenez casks), Artein (Super Tuscan casks ) and Quinta Ruban (port casks).
Single malt Scotch whiskey with no age definition aged in a mix of oak casks before being bottled at a classic 40% abv.
Typically amber colour. On the nose hints of pear, vanilla, honeysuckle and orange. In the mouth there are notes of orange sorbet, creme brûlée and dark chocolate. The finish is long, sweet and soft.
It’s the perfect whiskey for bartenders, but also the perfect gift for those who are both whiskey lovers and mixing enthusiasts.