Glenmorangie Extremely Rare 18YO Whisky
- Single Malt
- Scotland, 700ml
Like the golden edge of an autumn afternoon, this multi-award winning 18 Years Old is a dazzling, luminous whisky, balancing sweet and floral lushness, with rich marmalade flavours, honey and fig. Comes in a handsome gift box.
- Distillery: Glenmorangie Distillery
- Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Region: Highland, Scotland
- Alcohol: 43%
- Volume: 700ml
- Goes with: Neat or over ice
"To create it, we gather the silky, fruity spirit from our giraffe-high stills and let it steep in American oak casks. No less than 15 years later, we transfer a portion into Oloroso sherry casks for three more years. Once 18 years have passed, we reunite them to create its warm balance of sweet, floral lushness. Rich marmalade flavours brush against honey and fig, touches of caramelized orange and far-off campfire smoke. Have a taste, and let your imagination wander to the edge of an autumn afternoon." Glenmorangie
The Glenmorangie distillery was established in 1843, on the Dornoch Firth by brothers William and John Matheson. The site originally held a farm distillery under the name Morangie. There is evidence that distillation was carried out at this site during the early 18th century. Production began in November of 1849. During the latter part of the 19th century Glenmorangie began overseas exportation and destinations included Europe and the United States.
Such was the dependence on foreign trade that the distillery closed in 1931 following the enactment of US Prohibition and the Great Depression. The distillery remained closed until November of 1936. Macdonald and Muir Ltd, who purchased the company over the early part of the 19th century, put Glenmorangie Plc up for sale. Glenmorangie Plc included the distilleries Ardbeg, Glen Moray and Glenmorangie and, after frenzied bidding, the group was acquired by Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessey for £300 million.
To some extent, Glenmorangie were pioneers in the field of wood finishes. Delectable examples include the Sauternes-finished Nectar D'Or and the Côte De Beaune-finished twelve year-old. 2008 saw a rather unusual release; Glenmorangie's Signet. Signet is a single malt whisky distilled from chocolate malt and has a delightful flavour. The range is large and features a number of finished whiskies as well as the more traditional core expressions, like the cherished Glenmorangie 10.
In 2009, four more stills were added along with a larger mash tun and extra washbacks. Clearly that wasn’t enough, as in July 2018, construction began on a new stillhouse which will create space to house two more stills, as well as another building to house another two washbacks. It is due to be completed in 2019.
- Gold Outstanding - 2019 International Wine & Spirit Competition - Scotch Single Malt - Highland
- Winner - 2015 World Whiskies Awards - Best Highland Single Malt
- Gold Outstanding - 2013 International Wine & Spirit Competition - Scotch Single Malt - Highland
- Gold - 2019 World Spirits Competition, San Francisco
- Gold - 2020 International Spirits Challenge
- Gold - 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition - Scotch Single Malt - Highland
- Gold - 2014 International Wine & Spirit Competition - Scotch Single Malt - Highland
- Gold - 2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition - Single Malt Scotch - 13YO-19YO
- Gold - 2019 International Spirits Challenge
- Silver - 2014 International Spirits Challenge - Distillers' Single Malts between - 13YO-20YO
- Silver - 2020 International Wine & Spirit Competition
- Silver - 2019 World Whiskies Awards
- Silver - 2020 International Whisky Competition - Single Malt Scotch 18YO
- Silver - 2020 World Spirits Competition, San Francisco
- Silver - 2020 International Spirits Competition, New York
- Bronze - 2014 World Whiskies Awards - Highland Single Malt - 13YO-20YO
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