Glenmorangie in short

  • It was founded in 1843 by William Matheson.
  • Scotland's Higlands located in the region.
  • Brand, French firm LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) is within its body.
  • LVMH also has liquor brands such as Moët, Hennessy, Ardbeg, Belvedere and Dom Perignon in its portfolio.
  • which is the standard expression of the brand “Glenmorangie Original” Scotland's best selling single malt.
  • Chief distiller: Dr. Bill Lumsden
  • Neighboring distilleries: Balblair, Dalmore and Teaninich.
  • The brand's logo is a building in Scotland, built around 800 BC. Hilton of Cadboll Designed with inspiration from stone.

  • The Legend of “The Sixteen Men of Tain” – When the distillery was first established, it had 16 employees. Although people have changed over the years, the number 16 has remained the same for a very long time. Glenmorangie has emphasized this interesting tradition both in its communications and in its bottles over the years. But in 2008, with the increase in production, this figure was increased to 24. Therefore, now instead of "The Sixteen Men of Tain" “The Men of Tain” emphasis is made.

Whiskey Production in Glenmorangie

  • Whiskey production in Glenmorangie Tarlogie It starts with wetting it with water obtained from the source. This source is known for its rich mineral structure.
  • The barley used in the distillery has a very low PPM (said to be 2 PPM). This results in less peat effect in whiskey.
  • The distillation process is carried out slowly in Scotland's longest still (5 meters).
  • Usually for aging at the Glenmorangie distillery old bourbon and american white oak He prefers casks.
  • of Glenmorangie MissouriIt has its own forest. The brand gets its barrels from the trees here. The barrels are first aerated for 2 years and then bourbon matures for 4 years. Jack Daniel's and Heaven HillIt is sent to. After that, the alcoholic liquid (we cannot say whiskey without maturation yet) is brought to the distillery to be kept.
  • In addition to the standard maturation process, Glenmorangie finish It is also one of the prominent brands with its process, also known as additional maturation. In this regard, we can say that Glenmorangie is one of the distillery that shapes the sector.
  • For the finish, in addition to wine barrels such as Madeira, Sherry, Port, Sauternes, Burgundy, different types of oak such as Chinkapin, Missouri, Truffle and Burr are also used.
  • Almost all of the whiskey produced at the Glenmorangie distillery is used for malting.


Glenmorangie Expressions

Glenmorangie has 4 main expressions. These;

Glenmorangie Original, Glenmorangie Lasanta, Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban and Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or.

The tasting notes are as follows:

  • Glenmorangie 10 Original : Citrus, vanilla and peach on the nose. A floral sweetness on the palate, vanilla. In the finish, orange, peach.
  • Glenmorangie Lasanta: Spices, grapes, chocolate, honey and caramel on the nose. Sherry, grapes, orange, butterscotch and spice on the palate. Long in the finish, spice, orange, hazelnut and chocolate.
  • Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban: On the nose, mint dark chocolate, orange, walnuts, spices and nutmeg. Mint chocolate, walnut, orange and Turkish delight on the palate. Long, silky, minty chocolate and orange in the finish.
  • Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or: Pretty fruity on the nose, lemon, orange, nutmeg and spice. Ginger, almond, lemon and honey on the palate. Tall, white chocolate, vanilla, ginger and lemon in the finish.

In addition to the main expressions, the brand has 4 more series. These; prestige, Private Edition, Travel Retail Exclusive and Limited Edition series.

Ealanta, Bacalta, Signet, Dornoch, Tayne and Cadboll are just a few of the prominent expressions in this series.

Detailed information about all the expressions of the brand from this link you can reach


Glenmorangie through the years

1730s :  Beer was produced at the Morangie farm in Tain.
1843  :  Former distillery manager, William Matheson (who also owns Balblair) buys the farm and transforms Morangie brewery into the Morangie distillery by purchasing 2 second hand Gin stills.
1849  :  Whiskey production begins.
1887  :  The distillery's name changes to Glenmorangie.
1918  :  Glenmorangie is acquired by Macdonald & Muir and Durham & Co. The Macdonald family then becomes the sole owner and remains the owner of the company for 90 years.
1920 – 1950  :  Prohibition and economic crises in America have a very negative effect on whiskey sales.
1931 – 1936  :  The distillery suspends production for economic reasons.
1941 – 1944  :  Even though the economic crisis ended with the World War II, it became more difficult to find fuel and barley and the distillery stopped production again.
1948  :  The distillery gets rid of the effects of the war and starts production at full capacity.
1977  :  The number of stills in the distillery is increased from 2 to 4.
1990  :  The distillery increased the number of stills from 4 to 8.
2002  :  2 fermentation tanks (washback) were added to the production line.
2004  :  The Macdonald family sold the brand to French company Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton for £300 million. After the acquisition, the image of the brand has changed visibly. (Bottle designs and expression names – The Quinta Ruban, Nectar d'Or and Lasanta)
2009  :  Increased the number of stills in the distillery from 8 to 12.


For the Glenmorangie tasting notes…

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