Glenmorangie Milsean Limited Edition 2016 70cl 46°
Glenmorangie Milsean is the seventh edition of the Private Edition range, after the Tùsail expression of 2015. Limited to one bottle per order.
Master Blender Dr Bill Lumsden and team of Glenmorangie distillery have explored once again the subtleties of whisky maturation, with a 2016 special finish reminiscent of the wonderful old confectionery shops, displaying bocals filled up with candies, caramels, candied fruits and amazing perfumes. Milsean stands for "The Sweet Things" in Scottish Gaelic and is pronounced "meel-shawn".
After a first maturation in Bourbon casks, Glenmorangie Milsean has been transferred to original casks that previously contained Douro wine from Portugal, previously toasted-charred to deepen the amazing complexity of this expression. Quite anxious and carried away with what the results of the ageing might be, Dr Bill Lumsden has followed the maturation right from the start and has given great care to the complete evolution process of the spirit.
After a few years ageing, the result is an amazing Single Malt, quite mellow and complex with sweet, luscious notes of candied fruits, of amazing sweetness, evoking a summer sorbet of ripe fruits and orange peel. The spirit shares common features with a dessert wine.
A limited edition of 5000 bottles worldwide, Glenmorangie Milsean is a luxury, rare Single Malt.
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The Glenmorangie distillery operates with the tallest Pot Stills of Scotland (5.13m). This is the size of an adult giraffe!
These stills with spherical compartments (boil ball) play a decisive role in the crafting of the light and subtle Glenmorangie character. Only the lightest alcoholic vapours are collected. The spring waters used by the distillery are naturally filtered through limestone and impart Glenmorangie with its spicy character. The aged versions are increasingly powerful and develop delicate vanilla notes.
Glenmorangie is today an extraordinary pioneer in the art & science of oak cask maturation, and offers a spectacular choice of special finishes. Glenmorangie has a very strict policy and uses only first and second fill barrels, a process that magnifies the layers of flavours. The Glenmorangie distillate ages in ex-Bourbon, American white oak casks for at least 10 years. Glenmorangie collects a share from the ex-Bourbon casks and transfers it into casks that previously contained other alcohols or wines, thus extending the maturation: this is the “wood finish”. The use of casks that previously contained Sherry, Port, Madeira wines or Bourgogne wines maintains the essential balance of Glenmorangie whisky, while imparting intriguing characteristics to the spirit.
The art of cask maturation at Glenmorangie has been influenced by more than 25 years of research, enabling the Master Distiller to find the perfect casks for the Single Malts, and acquire the reputation of an expert amongst the circles of whisky maturation experts.