In the far north of Scotland, beside the ancient Royal Burgh of Tain, lies the Glenmorangie Distillery. Established in 1843, the Distillery was named Glenmorangie, Scots Gaelic for 'Glen of Tranquillity', perfectly describing its peaceful setting on the banks of the picturesque Dornoch Firth, a vast sea estuary and a worldwide Site of Special Scientific Interest. To raise awareness for the conservation of the Dornoch Firth, Glenmorangie has partnered with the Marine Conservation Society to preserve this precious waterway. It is this unique location that is perfectly celebrated by their latest limited edition travel exclusive; Glenmorangie Dornoch. A classic Glenmorangie spirit matured in ex-bourbon American white oak then transferred to ex-Amontillado casks.
Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie's Director of Whisky Creation describes the expression; "Here in the far north east of Scotland, by our distillery on the shores of the Firth, the air is clean and fresh, but there's a perceptible distant smokiness too, something of the Scottish wilds. And there's the seashore note too. That's what I have tried to capture in this whisky."
"A rare Glenmorangie which this time does not put the emphasis on fruit or oak influence. But this appears to concentrate on the malt itself, taking it through a routine which reveals as many angles and facets as it can possibly conjure. Even if the casks are from a central warehouse, at times a seascape has been created by a light salty influence - so befitting the whisky's name. A real treat."
- 94 Points (superstar whiskies which give us all a reason to live) - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2019, 2018
- The Whisky Bible Liquid Gold Award - Jim Murray 2019