Glenmorangie

Chargement...
Glenmorangie
Glenmorangie

Glenmorangie Glenmorangie

Based near the town of Tain in north-east Scotland, the Glenmorangie Distillery produces single malt whiskies with a reputation that has spread far beyond the borders of its native land.

Creation date: 1843
President & CEO: Marc Hoellinger
Head office: The Glenmorangie Company, The Cube, 45 Leith St, Edinburgh, EH1 3AT - Scotland
Website: www.glenmorangie.com

Identity

Glenmorangie single malt whisky has been produced at the Glenmorangie Distillery in the Scottish Highlands since 1843. Considered a pioneer in its field, the Scottish House has become famous for combining tradition and innovation to create the finest whiskies, described as “unnecessarily well made”. To achieve this quality, Glenmorangie Scotch whisky is produced with a unique distillation process that uses the tallest stills in Scotland. Expertly matured in only the finest oak casks, the resulting single malt is testament to the savoir-faire that has been passed down from generation to generation by a team of expert craftsmen known as the “Men of Tain”. As well as being Scotland’s favourite malt whisky, since 2007 Glenmorangie has won more gold outstanding medals at the IWSC, the international competition that rewards the best wines and spirits, than any other single malt Scotch whisky, therefore making Glenmorangie the “best awarded” single malt.

Glenmorangie’s Tallest stills in Scotland © Glenmorangie

Icon

Glenmorangie's logo is inspired by the Hilton of Cadboll Stone, which was erected near the distillery site in the eighth century. The central seal, the “Signet”, is thought to symbolise the Pictish belief in the interconnectivity of earth, fire and water. For Glenmorangie, it represents the refined complexity of its whiskies.

Cadboll Stone © Glenmorangie

Insights

Glenmorangie Dr Bill Lumsden, Director of Distilling and Whisky Creation © Glenmorangie
“ Though a bio-chemist by training, I believe it takes both art and science to craft the finest whiskies and I regularly travel the world seeking inspiration for future expressions of Glenmorangie. I am passionate about all areas of whisky making, but especially the importance of wood management, sourcing casks from intriguing vineyards around the world to complement the extra maturation of Glenmorangie which bring new and unique characteristics all of their own.”

Savoir-faire

The Glenmorangie Distillery’s expertise has developed over the last 170 years, passed down by each generation of the “Men of Tain” with unwavering commitment to excellence and the development of innovative techniques in whisky making and maturation. With perfection always in mind, the House uses mineral-rich Tarlogie Spring water and carefully chosen Scottish barley in its production.  Glenmorangie is distilled in Scotland’s tallest stills, with copper necks that are 5.14 metres high, so that only the lightest and purest vapours are captured for maturation, producing a smooth, elegant single malt whisky. The flagship ten years old expression, Glenmorangie Original, is matured in specially selected American oak casks.  Unlike other whiskies, casks for Original are only ever used twice to ensure that the maximum amount of flavour is extracted during maturation, to deliver the rounder, smoother taste for which Original is prized. Glenmorangie pioneered the concept of “extra maturation” or “finishing” with the launch of the legendary Glenmorangie 1963 Vintage in 1987.  Today there are three permanent expressions of extra matured whiskies in Glenmorangie’s range.
Glenmorangie Men of Tain, Stillman © Glenmorangie
Glenmorangie Men of Tain, Stillman © Glenmorangie

Outlook

From the depths of his “Cabinet of Curiosities”, a warehouse at Glenmorangie Distillery full of rare and unusual casks, Glenmorangie’s celebrated Direct or of Distilling & Whisky Creation Dr Bill Lumsden has developed a collection of exceptional limited editions for the enjoyment of connoisseurs.
Each of the rare malts from the multi award winning Glenmorangie Private Edition range has a distinct provenance and a rich story to tell, illustrated through beauty shots created by celebrated photographer Kevin Mackintosh.
Glenmorangie Tùsail, Scots Gaelic for ‘originary’, is the sixth and latest annual release in the range, now comprising of the highly esteemed and collectable Sonnalta PX, Finealta, Artein, Ealanta and Companta. The critically acclaimed Ealanta was hailed as Jim Murray’s “2014 World Whisky of the Year”.

Key figures

  • 5,14 still height in metres
  • 140 aromas found in Glenmorangie Original
  • 57° 49’ N latitude of the distillery, further north than Moscow