Friday, September 10, 2021


Glenmorangie, has today announced the opening of its new innovation led Lighthouse Distillery.

Located within the grounds of Glenmorangie’s Highland home, the new multi-million-pound Lighthouse Distillery, promises to redefine every aspect of their craft to create game-changing, spirit-led whiskies, by offering unique flexibility with ingredients and processes.

Glenmorangie opens new innovation led distillery

The Lighthouse Distillery, which has been named for its landmark approach to whisky, is equipped with two giraffe-high stills, which have been modified to allow them to alter spirit character by acting as if they were shorter – or even taller. 

The distillery also includes a new Brewhouse, which has been constructed in the traditional style of the main distillery, and has the scope for a myriad of experiments with barley, water and yeast during mashing and brewing.

Glenmorangie has been pushing single malt boundaries for decades. From pioneering wood finishing to Glenmorangie Signet unparalleled mocha flavours, and their ground-breaking Private Edition series.

Commenting on the news, Dr Bill Lumsden, Director of Whisky Creation at The Glenmorangie, said: “Our Lighthouse is the new home of imagination. Here, we’ll indulge our most fantastical ideas as we strive to create a whole array of different flavours. We will play with raw ingredients and make small adjustments and big changes in ways never tried before. Nothing is off limits, as long as it’s delicious.”

To mark the opening of its new Lighthouse Distillery, Glenmorangie has launched a new limited-edition expression; Glenmorangie Lighthouse (RRP: £85.00) A 12 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks. Limited to 3,000 bottles.

Posted by Steve Rush