Glenmorangie Duthac the first release in
the new travel retail exclusive
Glenmorangie Legends Collection.
is a new travel retail
exclusive whisky from the Tain
distillery and the first release in the
new Glenmorangie Legends Collection.
The Glenmorangie Duthac is a creative mix
of whisky finished in Spanish Pedro Ximénez
sherry casks and whisky finished in charred virgin
oak casks which is sure to add some
sweet fruit and spice to the signature
Glenmorangie whisky we know.
It has been chill filtered and bottled at 43% ABV,
it has a price tag
of £59.99 and it is presented in a 1 litre
bottle like all travel retail exclusive
whiskies should be but unfortunately
this is becoming less common these days.
The whisky joins the outstanding limited
edition Glenmorangie Dornoch launched
last year which is also exclusive to
travel retail but the the Duthac will be
around when the Dornoch is long gone.
Like so many new releases these days there
is a fascinating story behind the the
whisky and Duthac certainly celebrates a
The new Glenmorangie Legends Collection celebrates stories from the lands that
have been home to Glenmorangie since
1843. This first release in the collection was inspired by
King James IV’s yearly pilgrimage to the
saint’s shrine in Tain where the King
often sought peace ahead of foreboding
times. St Duthac’s shrine held a
particular importance for the King of
Scots, who felt such a personal
connection with the saint that he made a
six-week round trip to Tain each year
for up to 20 years. The final leg of
James IV’s journey to St Duthac’s
shrine, through the Highlands and across
the Cromarty Firth, became so renowned,
it is still known as The King’s Route.
Dr Bill Lumsden, Director of Distilling
and Whisky Creation, said: "Glenmorangie
Duthac honours the pilgrimage of King
James IV, who felt such an affinity for
Tain and its patron saint – St Duthac.
The paradox of flavours will take malt
whisky enthusiasts on a journey of the
senses through rich, dark notes of milk
chocolate, toffee, Brazil nuts and
spice, into the delicate sweetness of
vanilla, apricots in cream and marzipan.
Part-finished in casks which contained
Pedro Ximénez – the King of Sherries –
and in charred virgin oak, Glenmorangie
Duthac provides a majestic balance of
bold sweetness and intense spice."
The current Glenmorangie range is available from
The Whisky Exchange