Glenmorangie - 100 Proof
A now discontinued limited release from 2005 bottled at 57.2% ABV or in the old system 100 proof as this was confusingly labeled as. Matured in mountain oak cask and non chill filtered. Please check photos for the damp damage to box surface.
About the distillery
Glenmorangie Distillery, region Highland, located in Ross-Shire was founded in 1843 however through history it is believed that production could have started as early as 1703. In the 1730's a brewery was built on a farmland. William Matheson acquired the farm in 1843 and converted the brewery to a distillery he named the distillery Glenmorangie who he owned with his brother John. Operations didn't start in the distillery until 1849 and in 1887 the Glenmorangie Distillery Company Ltd was formed. In 1918 the distilleries biggest buyer and family run MacDonald & Muir purchased the distillery. In 1931 MacDonald & Muir were forced to mothball Glenmorangie due to the great depression in the US after the prohibition. By the mid 1930's the distillery did reopened and produce once again however was closed again in 1939 with the start of World War 2. The distillery again was brought back into operation after the war and was expanded in both 1980 & 1994. Glenmorangie remained in MacDonald & Muir family for over 80 years and in 2004 the distillery was sold to Luis Vuitton Moet Hennessy. Today Glenmorangie is considered one of the greatest Scottish distilleries and has been one of the bestselling whisky since the early 1980's with its closest rival being Glenfiddich.
- Distillery Glenmorangie