Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Glenmorangie launches maiden single malt whisky fully matured in American ex-rye whiskey casks

Glenmorangie Spìos, Glenmorangie’s first single malt whisky fully matured in American ex-rye whiskey casks has been revealed as the ninth release in the Highland Distillery’s Private Edition series. With its uniquely savoury and full-bodied character, Glenmorangie Spìos is ideally known to recount the glittering heyday of American rye whiskey. 

In the late 1990s, as Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation & Whisky Stocks, travelled to the U.S., the rare cinnamon and clove notes of this scarce whiskey caught his imagination.  To make Glenmorangie Spìos, he sourced the finest first-fill casks from American rye whiskey’s heartland of Kentucky. 



Dr Lumsden said, “I have always loved American rye whiskey’s spicy character, and I believed our Distillery’s smooth house style would perfectly complement the nuances of ex-rye casks.  The result is Glenmorangie Spìos – a full-bodied, savoury single malt whisky which brings to mind American rye whiskey’s golden age.  Its fresh, herbal nose hints at cherry, clove and scents of green grass.  Then rye’s spice bursts on to the palate, as toffee, clove and cinnamon mingle with buttery vanilla, before a sweet and lingering finish.  I hope connoisseurs and collectors will enjoy this latest innovative release in our Private Edition – a single malt whisky which is unmistakeably Glenmorangie, yet exquisitely different.” 

Source: Hozpitality Biz India

Glenmorangie launches maiden single malt whisky fully matured in American ex-rye whiskey casks

Glenmorangie Spìos, Glenmorangie’s first single malt whisky fully matured in American ex-rye whiskey casks has been revealed as the ninth ...