Glenmorangie Tayne 1L 43°
This single malt Tayne stems from the range The Legend. Each expression is carefully made by par Dr Bill Lumsden to respect the continuity of Glenmorangie distillery's history since 1843.
This whisky refers to a Spanish galleon of the 16th century which lost treasures in the depths of the Tayne Firth, part of Glenmorangie legends. It is not its only link with Spain, indeed it aged in Amontillado sherry, after having aged in bourbon barrels.
The Glenmorangie Tayne is a rich mahogany whisky showcasing a unique harmony of deep, scipy sherry cask notes, floral topnotes of rose petals and roast chesnuts, with a warming texture leading into rich sweet flavours of toffee, muscovado sugar and tropical fruits (mango, orange and peaches).
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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.