AN ENTIRE DAY IN EVERY SIP—AT THE ORCHARD, THROUGH THE WOODS, DAYDREAMING IN A MEADOW, RELAXING ROUND A CAMPFIRE.
A whisky with a rich bouquet and full, rounded flavour. For a whisky of this age, this expression has maintained, thanks to delicate floral spirit and fine Oloroso casks, an incredible degree of vibrancy where the raisiny sweetness of the sherry has been toned down by the nuttiness of the American oak.
The Glenmorangie Signet
At the end of the eighth century AD, on a windy peninsula in the far North East of Scotland, one of the most significant pieces of early European sculpture, the Hilton of Cadboll Stone, was being carefully carved by the Picts.Centuries later, battered by time and half destroyed, the original stone was relocated to the National Museum in Scotland for safe keeping. The highly skilled carvings on the Cadboll Stone would come to inspire our brand emblem, motivating us to commission Barry Grove, a local sculptor, to recreate the stone by hand with a hammer and chisel. Work began on this enormous slab of sandstone in 2000, but it would take Barry over four years of painstaking labour before the sculpture, a testament to the skill of both the ancient Pictish and modern day Scottish people, could be re-installed on its original location, on Glenmorangie Distillery land.
Perfection in Mind
We've always realised that pursuing perfection is rather a long journey. We just know it's a trip worth making.
THE TALLEST STILLS
Our stills are the tallest in Scotland. They are 8 metres high (26ft 1/4 inches) with their long copper necks standing at 5.14 metres (16ft 10 1/4 inches), the same height as a fully grown adult giraffe! Which means that only the very lightest and purest vapours make it to the top, giving a smoother, more elegant whisky.
WE ONLY USE OUR CASKS TWICE
At Glenmorangie we select the finest oak casks in which to mature our whisky. But that's not all, because we then only use each one twice for Original (whilst many others use their up to five or six times), ensuring that the maximum amount of flavour is always extracted during maturation, delivering a rounder, smoother taste.
PIONEERS IN MATURATION
Having pioneered extra maturation nearly 30 years ago, our whisky creators continue to travel the world in their search for exceptional casks. Casks that will provide additional, intriguing layers of flavours to the original character of Glenmorangie.
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban, Glenmorangie Lasanta and Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or will be first matured in American white oak casks for ten years before being extra matured in a hand-selected cask.
EXTRA MATURATION IN PORT PIPES EXTRA MATURATION IN PORT PIPES Ruban is Gaelic for Ruby, representing the finest Ruby Port casks from the 'Quintas' or wine estates of Portugal in which Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban is extra matured.
EXTRA MATURATION IN SHERRY BUTTS
'Lasanta' is Gaelic for warmth and passion, a nod to the Spanish provenance of our Oloroso and PX Sherry butts in which we extra-mature Glenmorangie Lasanta.
EXTRA MATURATION IN SAUTERNES CASK
Both Gaelic and French for gold, 'Or' is so named because of the rich colour that develops once Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or has been extra matured in the finest Sauternes wine casks from France.
Age: 18 years
Proof: 86 (43% ABV)
Distiller: The Glenmorangie Distillery, Northern Highlands, Scotland
Family: The Glenmorangie Scotch whiskeys
Not available in: AL, KY, MA, MD, MS, ND, NH, NV, NY, PA, TX, UT, VT, WV
A sugary kiss of pear and marshmallow
Fine smack of wood on the tongue
Finishes like a long nap under silky, vanilla sheets