Glenmorangie 12 Year Old The Lighthouse

Crafting single malt whisky since 1843, when farmer William Matheson and his wife Anne followed their dreams and founded the Glenmorangie Distillery. Despite being owned by blenders, MacDonald & Muir, for most of the 20th century, Glenmorangie had an early focus on bottling its single malt. This became the distillery's main output in 1959, and with the unique flavours derived from Scotland's smallest stills, coupled with their pioneering use of wood finishing, Glenmorangie is now one of the world's biggest selling malts. As a result, the distillery portfolio over the years has been extensive, and little has been spared for independent bottlers.

The Lighthouse distillery stands at the heart of Glenmorangie and features a new stone brewhouse and 20 metre high glass stillhouse. The facility, which was the brainchild of Dr. Bill Lumsden, Director of Whisky Creation at Glenmorangie, is designed to allow experimentation and innovation at all stages of the whisky making process.

Launched in 2021, the Lighthouse is the first bottling from Glenmorangie's new Innovation distillery located at the same premises. 
Aged in both bourbon and sherry casks, non-chill filtered.

One of 4,782 bottles.

    Nose:    Notes of vanilla fudge, toffee and sultanas, golden syrup, apricot jam and a hint of baking spices.

    Taste:    Syrup, vanilla, walnuts, along with dried apricots, peaches and orange marmalade.

    Finish:    Decent length with dried fruits and honey-like sweetness, baking spices, oak and some malty cereals.