Glenmorangie  the glen of tranquility


Production began in 1820 on a farm distillery by David Sutherland from Morangie Farm. Today there are the tallest Scottish malt stills at Glenmorangie Distillery which were actually second hand London gin stills. Glenmorangie was one of the first single malts to be on the market in the U.K. and is a pioneer in wood management and double wood maturation.

The annual production after the extension is now about 6.000.000 litres of spirit. Wood management and the selection of casks plays a vital and crucial role at Glenmorangie. The oak comes from their own woods in the Ozarks Mountains in Missouri. The Ozarks Highlands provide a slow growing oak which is air-dried for a minimum of 24 months before being set up as a barrel used to mature Tennessee whiskey for four years. The Designer Cask is then filled with Glenmorangie plain spirit.

„No cask is filled more than two times,“ says the genius Dr Bill Lumsden. The new double or extra matured Glenmorangie Malts Lasanta, Nectar D‘Or and Quinta Ruban are now bottled with an age statement of 12 years (since 2010, there was no age statement given before that year). Sixteen local men still produce a very delicate and trendsetting Single Malt.

The sweetening of the stills with heather and juniper of the neighbouring hills is still very special at Glenmorangie Distillery.

Glenmorangie was crowned Distiller of Year 2012 by the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC).

Character: fruity, velvetly, some sweetness

There is an excellent visitor centre offering nice tours including a dunnage warehouse.

Distillery Manager: Andy MacDonald (2015)

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Owner: Glenmorangie plc,  Moet Hennesey-Loius Vuitton S.A. LVMH