Glenmorangie has existed as a distillery since 1843 when William Matheson bought a license to make whisky on the site of a brewery located near the Tarlogie Springs in Ross-shire in the highlands of Scotland. Matheson bought two second-hand gin stills to make his spirit, and the distillery is famous for having the tallest stills in Scotland, al ... Read More »
A delightful decanter of Glenmorangie Elegance 21 year old. The glass decanter is in the shape of the stills at Glenmorangie, which are the tallest in Scotland at almost 17 feet and are the tallest in Scotland. Interestingly, this can only be opened with a traditional corkscrew.
An old bottling of top selling Glenmorangie 10 year old. We estimate this was bottled in the 1960s. We're not sure why, but older bottlings of Glenmorangie 10 take on an oranginess, both in colour and taste and can be really intriguing.
A special edition of Glenmorangie, bottled in 1999 ready for the millenium. It's a combination of several casks laid down in 1974 with a total outturn of just 2000 50cl bottles - a rare collector's piece, complete with wooden display case.
A rare 1987 vintage Glenmorangie, specially chosen by the distillery manager. This was aged for just over 10 years in ex-Bourbon casks and then finished in a single port pipe for 35 months. This is presented in a delightful wooden box.
A 1991 vintage Glenmorangie produced as part of one of their successful experiments with interesting wood. This was matured in new oak from Missouri in the USA and has a bourbony tang in addition to the regular Glenmorangie character.
A very limited release from Glenmorangie showcasing one of their successful experiments with different woods. This was matured in casks made from Chinkapin oak, native to North America, and was originally an exclusive bottling for World of Whiskies at Heathrow.
One of a series of extremely rare single cask, cask-strength releases from Glenmorangie. These releases were matured in a special type of new American oak and released in duty-free shops around the world.
A perfect example of what wood-finishing (so often reviled by some) can achieve, Glenmorangie 1981 spent the last two of its 21 years of maturation in casks formerly containing Chateau d'Yquem. A legendary 'Morangie.
This whisky was filled on the 17th May 1993 for Rebecca Stephens, the first British woman to conquer Mt. Everest. 10 years later, it was bottled to celebrate both the 10th anniversary of this acheivement and the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Mt. Everest.
Bottled in the mid 1990s, this 1975 Port Wood Glenmorangie 19yo is an early example of what would become one of the distillery's defining characteristics - the use of wine barrels to 'finish' the whisky's maturation. This bottling represents a small but significant piece of whisky history.