In the far north of Scotland, on the shores of the Dornock Firth, lies the Glenmorangie Distillery. Established in 1843, Glenmorangie is still to this day perfected by the Sixteen Men of Tain. This exquisite expression has lain undisturbed for eighteen long years in superior oak casks and Oloroso sherry casks, revealing sumptuous flavours of vanilla, almonds and dried fruits. An expression of great depth and richness.
The Distillery: The exquisite purity of single malt Scotch whisky produced by the Glenmorangie distillery is testament to a tradition that dates back to 1843. On the south side of the Dornock Firth, the sixteen men of Tain follow the mystical art of turning barley and water into this famously complex and alluring malt whisky.
Time-honoured Perfection: The original spirit id finessed for eighteen years in oak casks, gilding the fruity floral delicacy for which Glenmorangie is renowned with soft and luscious flavours of vanilla and coconut. This gentle process of maturation takes place in stone-built, earth-floored warehouses to ensure time-honoured perfection.
A Marriage of Flavours: During the final 36 months of maturation, a proportion of the whisky is transferred from the bourbon oak casks into hand selected Oloroso Sherry casks, adding further aromas and flavours. Once married together, you discover the rich bouquet of vanilla, almonds, dried fruits and nuts in this specially aged, extremely rare Scotch malt whisky.
Exquisite Taste: Silky and smooth to the taste Glenmorangie 18 Years Old further entrances the palate with an accord of melting honey, creamy malt and aromatic florals coupled with the warm, syrupy languor of sherry. Savour the rich, sticky date and fig flavours as they are heightened by the unexpected caress of woodsmoke.
Subtle Enticement: Sparkling invitingly in its glass, Glenmorangie 18 Year Old needs no further adornment although the addition of a splash of water will release its balsamic character, revealing Glenmorangie’s hallmark fruity complexity. Some may enjoy this whisky neat whilst others might serve it on the rocks for total refreshment.
Grand Tradition: Achieving such as rare single malt whisky as Glenmorangie 18 Years Old requires a dedication to the craft of whisky distillation following time-honoured techniques. Those ‘in the know’ will appreciate both the rarity of this sensory experience and the long tradition of excellence that it represents.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.glenmorangie.com/
*Info taken from bottle and website