Glenmorangie Bacalta Limited Edition 2017 70cl 46°
Eighth version of the Private Edition collection of Glenmorangie distillery, this Single Malt is remarkable, generous and complex. It's a limited edition 46°, non chill-filtered, that has haved a unique maturing process.
This whisky has a scottish gaelic name "oven baked" thanks to the original aging process. It has been made with Glenmorangie that have aged in old Bourbon casks, then transfered into barrels that have contained Malmsey, one of the softest Maderian wines.
Malmsey casks have been created with american barrels, air dried, then roasted. They've been filled with Malmsey wine and heated up by the sun for two years with the supervision of Master Blender Dr Bill Lumsden from Glenmorangie Distillery.
The barrels have been then emptied, and transported by train to Scotland by the Highlands, then filled with Glenmorangie whisky.
Glenmorangie Bacalta is part of the most exeptional whiskies with a wide aromatical range, soft, generous and complex with sugary notes such as honey and fruits.
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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.