Whisky Focus - Glenmorangie 175th Anniversary Distillery Exclusive Bottling

Glenmorangie 175th Anniversary Distillery Exclusive Bottling

6th June 2018
Glenmorangie 175th Anniversary 16 year old single cask distillery exclusive bottling.

Glenmorangie 175th Anniversary single cask whisky.The Glenmorangie distillery is marking its 175th anniversary with the release of a 16 year old single cask whisky which will only be available to those of you who make the pilgrimage to the Distillery in Tain.

Distilled and filled to cask on the 13th September 2001, it was matured in a first-fill American white oak ex-Bourbon cask, and was bottled on the 29th March 2018. The cask produced just 191 which have been bottled without chill filtration at a cask strength of 53.1% ABV. Each bottle of the 175th anniversary bottling is individually numbered.

As you would expect from a first-fill ex-Bourbon cask matured whisky, Glenmorangie tell me that it has drew the creamy vanilla notes and oaky smoothness from the cask for which Glenmorangie is renowned.

Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation & Whisky Stocks said: "This single-cask bottling is the perfect way for us to mark such a seminal year in the Distillery’s history. Its aromas of vanilla and coconut and richly balanced tastes of tropical fruits, spice and oak, offer a unique insight into Glenmorangie’s quintessential style. I hope those lucky enough to own a bottle will enjoy celebrating this landmark anniversary."

As I said this is a distillery exclusive bottling, it has a price tag of £650 per bottle and is only available to those of you visiting the distillery in Tain and with only 191 bottles of this Glenmorangie 175th Anniversary single cask available, even at this price, I wouldn't think it will be available for long, so if you fancy getting your hands on a bottle you had better make your way to the Glenmorangie distillery.

If you have no plans to visit the distillery you will also find the current Glenmorangie whisky range available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt

Glenmorangie 175th Anniversary Bottling Review

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose: A fresh, floral bouquet, with subtle hints of coconut and vanilla followed by an herbal top note. A splash of water releases the distinctive aroma of beeswax, alongside honey and citrus.

Taste: Creamy, luscious and rich, the depth of citrus and tropical fruits (peach, mango and pineapple) is topped by vanilla custard and mint garnish. Gentle spiciness of almond, coconut, ginger and oak contrasts elegantly with the fruitiness.

Finish: A lingering, mouth coating finish with hints of tropical fruit and melting honey sweetness.

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