Glenmorangie Cadboll (43% ABV) was initially matured in ex-bourbon casks before being finished in barriques which previously held sweet French wines including Muscat and Sémillon.
Glenmorangie Cadboll, the collection’s third permanent release, pays homage to a precious 16th century silver wine cup long treasured by the MacLeods of Cadboll, whose connections with Glenmorangie’s homeland run deep. In 1699 they created Glenmorangie’s Highland home, Glenmorangie House (then Cadboll House) a few miles from where the Distillery now stands.
Inspired by the centuries-old Highland heirloom, the rich and sweet flavours of Glenmorangie Cadboll, are said to be a fitting celebration of the Scottish artistry and French influences which shape its namesake, the Cadboll Cup.
Exclusive to Travel Retail, the Glenmorangie Legends Collection is a unique series of single malt whiskies which showcases Glenmorangie’s pioneering wood expertise through innovative cask assemblages and intriguing extra-maturations. Each expression in the collection (Glenmorangie Duthac, Glenmorangie Tayne, Glenmorangie Tarlogan and Glenmorangie Cadboll) are inspired by the legendary lands which have homed Glenmorangie’s Highland Distillery since 1843.
Commenting on the launch, Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation & Whisky Stocks, said: “The Cadboll Cup’s secret past is fascinating. Even now, no one knows who crafted the cup – or how its marriage of Highland and continental design came to be. Glenmorangie Cadboll is our sumptuous celebration of its contrasting character. The whisky’s aromas of baked bread and toasted brioche remind me of France. It is delightfully smooth and sweet on the palate, with tastes of mint humbugs, milky toffee and a long finish, full of old-fashioned confectionery. I hope the travelling connoisseur will enjoy this sweet tribute to our homeland’s heritage."
Glenmorangie Cadboll, will be available later this month through Travel Retail outlets, for a RRP of £75.00.
Posted by Steve Rush