Glenmorangie ‘A Midwinter Night’s Dram’ is a single malt whisky which is soft, smooth and warming. It is a marriage of spirits matured in quality casks which have previously help Bourbon or Oloroso Sherry. It can be enjoyed at anytime, but might be best savoured on a winter’s night…
The Gift of Winter
It is a long help tradition for the Master Distiller of Glenmorangie to create a special whisky for the Sixteen Men of Tain, the select craftsmen entrusted with the secrets of the Distillery whose dedication, skill and attention to detail, passed from one generation to the next, is so important in the creation of Glenmorangie. This whisky was given to then at the end of the year, a thank you for a job exceptionally well done, a gift to be shared with friends and family through the winter.
This year, Glenmorangie has made its special whisky available to a wider audience.
A Midwinter Night’s Dram is inspired by the great Scottish winters. It may be chilly outside but this is a season to be mightily enjoyed, not merely endured. On a dark night, spent close to the fire, there is a warmth and conviviality in the celebrations of the many and varied festivities which make up this time of year. Winter, we know, can be good for the soul. So Dr Bill Lumsden, our esteemed Director of Whisky Distillings & Creation, has created this beautifully balanced whisky that encapsulates and extols our coldest months.
A Winter Marriage
A Midwinter Night’s Dram is an inviting single malt, crafted from the superior spirit which flows through the world-renowned tallest stills in Scotland, whose necks are 5.14 metres high, as tall as a full grown adult male giraffe. This new make spirit has been matured in the finest quality Bourbon casks made from American white oak, delivering Glenmorangie’s classic house-style which is alluringly smooth and soft with notes of citrus, vanilla and almonds.
Complementing this elegant spirit is a fuller-bodied liquid, extra-matured in the very best Oloroso Sherry casks of the type most famously used in our award winning expression, Glenmorangie Lasanta. The prefect marriage of these two parcels creates a single malt which displays the supreme balance between an underlying sweetness and a rich, spicy, nutty top-layer.
On the nose, warming festive notes are first encountered with orange marmalade, toffee, walnuts and mulled wine, followed by wonderful wine-soaked fruits. The texture is rich and restoring. Then comes an explosion of flavour. It is soft and fruity – like classic Glenmorangie Original – but into it is weaved chocolate orange, ginger, walnuts and butter candy.
Celebrate the Season
A Midwinter Night’s Dram is full of the ambiance of the Scottish winter, the perfect accompaniment to the celebrations of the season.
Aroma: Notes of orange marmalade, toffee, walnuts and mulled wine; tones of wine-soaked fruit, Christmas cake and a distinct whiff of musk or incense.
Taste: A rich, warming, peppery texture leading into myriad flavours of chocolate orange, ginger, walnuts, praline and some sweet butter candy.
Finish: A soft, medium strength, creamy finish, with further notes of malt biscuit and plump raisins.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: https://glenmorangie.com/en/glenmorangie-a-midwinter-nights-dram
*Info taken from bottle/website