Glenmorangie The Accord (43% ABV) A 12 Year Old single malt, which has been matured in bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks. Glenmorangie The Elementa (43% ABV) A 14 Year Old single malt, which has been finished in new charred oak casks. Glenmorangie The Tribute (43% ABV) A 16 Year Old single malt, created from a heritage spirit batch.
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For these latest Glenmorangie releases, Dr Bill Lumsden, Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation & Whisky Stocks, has paid homage to the skills and expertise of the whisky makers who have been producing whisky at the distillery since 1843.
Each whisky is distilled in Glenmorangie’s signature copper stills, the tallest in Scotland, for a fruity and fragrant spirit. And each reveals the distillery’s mastery of timeless techniques such as cask marrying and wood finishing.
Commenting on the new Accord release, Dr Bill Lumsden, said: “With this whisky, I was inspired to explore the classic art of marrying casks. Selecting a smooth, fruity Glenmorangie aged in bourbon barrels, I carefully balanced it with a sweet, spicy whisky matured in Oloroso sherry butts. Named to reflect its perfect harmony of casks, The Accord brims with rich, fruit notes and our whisky’s signature finesse.”
Commenting on the new Elementa release, he went onto say: “Glenmorangie was among the pioneers of wood finishing more than 30 years ago. Our Elementa celebrates this art, revealing the depths of flavour a skilful finish can bring. Taking whisky aged in bourbon casks, I finished it in new charred oak casks for woody depth and warm spice. As its name suggests, this whisky’s taste deliciously reflects the natural influences of the new wood.”
Commenting on the new Tribute release, he concluded by saying: “There was a time when peat was the main source of fuel at Glenmorangie, giving our spirit a noticeably smoky style. To celebrate our heritage, I distilled a rare, lightly peated spirit with a hint of smoke. Aged in bourbon casks and united with Glenmorangie’s signature spirit, our Tribute’s citrus smoothness and rounded flavours are a zesty nod to the past.”
The Glenmorangie Accord, Elementa and Tribute bottlings, will be previewed at Dubai Duty Free next month and Hong Kong International Airport in November, before being available early next year from Global Travel Retail outlets, for the respective RRP’s of €53.00, €75.00 and €115.00.
Posted by Steve Rush