Glenmorangie Finealta Private Edition Single Malt Whisky

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.

Finealta is the second release from Glenmorangie Private Edition range, recreating a recipe Glenmorangie had from 1903 which was slightly peated. Matured using a combination of bourbon and Oloroso sherry oak. The name is Gaelic for 'Elegance'.

    Nose:    Citrus (orange, lime, maybe clementine), peaches, caramelized sugar, hint of smoked malt. Almonds, raisins.

    Taste:    Tangerine, fruit jam; spices: nutmeg and ginger; sweetness: honey, brown sugar, vanilla.

    Finish:   The smoke is there in the aftertaste (but very subtle), oak and vanilla.