Glenmorangie Allta Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Marking the tenth anniversary of Glenmorangie's acclaimed Private Edition series, Glenmorangie Allta is the first Glenmorangie created from the yeast which grows wild on their own Cadboll barley. This rich, fruity single malt was inspired as Dr Bill Lumsden walked the fields near the Distillery, gathering precious samples of grain. Discovering that the barley nurtured a species of wild yeast unidentified before then, he set out to bring the two together in the making of a creamy and aromatic whisky. Aged in bourbon barrels, including many second-fill casks to showcase the spirit’s fruity character, Glenmorangie Allta (Scots Gaelic for 'wild' and pronounced 'al-ta') reveals the importance of yeast to the myriad flavors found in Scotch whisky and opens up compelling possibilities for the future.
Rounded aromas, with biscuit tones, light, floral notes and scents of baking bread emerging alongside vanilla, raisins and mandarin orange. A crisp, citrus texture brings tastes of butter candy, more creamy vanilla and orange syrup with a little yeast in the background. Then gentle mint and a suggestion of sweet chili. Long and earthy, with hints of bitter-sweet orange and peppermint.
After spending 17 years as a whisky distiller, William Matheson left his job and sought to start his own distillery. His vision was to create an exceptional, exquisitely smooth whisky.
In 1843, his vision became a reality when he took over the Morangie farm and founded Glenmorangie.
Originally 16 men, an unbroken chain of experts worked together to craft Glenmorangie through the centuries. These men passed down their knowledge and expertise of the heralded Single Malt from generation to generation. This time-honored tradition preserved the quintessential Single Malt of Scotland.
In the far north of Scotland, near the ancient Royan Burgh of Tain, lies Glenmorangie. 'The Glen of Tranquility' where malt whisky has been distilled since it began. The distillery has an air of timelessness; the methods and craft they employ today differ little from those of their forbears.