Tuesday, January 19, 2016


Multi award winning Highland distillery Glenmorangie, has today officially announced the seventh release in its Private Edition series.

Glenmorangie Milsean (46% ABV) is the first Glenmorangie expression to be extra-matured in heavily toasted Portuguese red wine casks.
Glenmorangie Milsean

Created from Glenmorangie first matured in ex-bourbon oak casks, Glenmorangie Milseanm which takes its name from the Scots Gaelic for ‘sweet things’, then spent a number of years maturing in casks which had previously contained Portuguese red wine. 

Before the casks were used to create the latest Glenmorangie Private Edition, they were involved in a pioneering experiment by Glenmorangie’s Director of Distilling and Whisky Creation, Dr Bill Lumsden.  He arranged for the casks to be charred to enhance the sweeter notes of Glenmorangie, which has helped to create a whisky that surpassed his expectations.

Commenting on the launch, Dr Bill Lumsden said: “A glass of Glenmorangie Milsean transports me straight to an old-fashioned sweet shop with its sweet and spicy bouquet, with hints of sugar cane, ripe fruits and fudge. Extra-maturing Glenmorangie in heavily toasted red wine casks for the first time, has allowed us to create a whisky recalling a bygone era.  I hope its deep tastes of cherries, angelica, candied orange peel and unusual intensity of caramelised fruits, will surprise and delight whisky aficionados and malt connoisseurs.”

Glenmorangie’s Private Edition is an award-winning range which provides an annual opportunity for whisky connoisseurs and aficionados to experience a rare and intriguing single malt.

Glenmorangie Milsean is now available from specialist retailers for a RRP of £75.99

Posted by Steve Rush