Glenmorangie is launching a 16-year-old single cask single malt, priced at £650, to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Highland distillery.
On sale only at the Glenmorangie distillery in Tain from today (6 June), there are 191 individually numbered bottles available, bottled at 53.1% abv without chill-filtration.
Distilled in September 2001, the spirit was matured exclusively in a first-fill ex-Bourbon cask, and was bottled in March 2018.
‘This single cask bottling is the perfect way for us to mark such a seminal year in the distillery’s history,’ said Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s director of distilling, whisky creation and whisky stocks.
‘Its aromas of vanilla and coconut, and richly balanced tastes of tropical fruits, spice and oak, offer a unique insight into Glenmorangie’s quintessential style.
‘I hope those lucky enough to own a bottle will enjoy celebrating this landmark anniversary.’
The Glenmorangie distillery was established next to the Dornoch Firth in 1843, when founder William Matheson converted Tain’s local brewery into a distillery.