This release has been produced to celebrate the opening of the new Glenmorangie multi-million-pound innovation distillery, The Lighthouse, in September 2021. This expression has been laid down to mature for at least 12 years in a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks before there were just 3000 bottles produced at a strength of 48% abv.
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