Tuesday, May 12, 2015


The Glenmorangie has launched the first release in its new Legends Travel Retail Collection; Glenmorangie Duthac.

Glenmorangie’s Legends Collection celebrates stories from the lands that have been home to Glenmorangie since 1843.  This first in the collection, Glenmorangie Duthac (43% ABV) was inspired by King James IV’s yearly pilgrimage to the saint’s shrine in Tain where the King often sought peace ahead of foreboding times.

Glenmorangie Duthac - The first release in their new Legends Collection

St Duthac’s shrine held a particular importance for the King of Scots, who felt such a personal connection with the saint that he made a six-week round trip to Tain each year for up to 20 years.  The final leg of James IV’s journey to St Duthac’s shrine, through the Highlands and across the Cromarty Firth, became so renowned, it is still known as The King’s Route.

Glenmorangie Duthac, the first release in the Legends Collection, draws on King James IV’s annual pilgrimage to Saint Duthac’s shrine in Tain, home to the Glenmorangie Distillery since 1843.

Commenting on the new release, Dr Bill Lumsden, Director of Distilling and Whisky Creation, said: “Glenmorangie Duthac honours the pilgrimage of King James IV, who felt such an affinity for Tain and its patron saint – St Duthac.  The paradox of flavours will take malt whisky enthusiasts on a journey of the senses through rich, dark notes of milk chocolate, toffee, Brazil nuts and spice, into the delicate sweetness of vanilla, apricots in cream and marzipan.  Part-finished in casks which contained Pedro Ximénez - the King of Sherries – and in charred virgin oak, Glenmorangie Duthac provides a majestic balance of bold sweetness and intense spice.”

The Glenmorangie Duthac is now available in Travel Retail for a RRP of €75.00

Source: May Fox Communications