Glenmorangie has released a 16-year-old finished in a Pedro Ximénez Sherry butt. This is set to be the first release in it’s new ‘highly limited’ distillery-exclusive bottling series.
‘Cask 1784’ as it has been named, has been matured for 10 years in ex-Bourbon casks before being transferred to ex-Sherry butt for as further six years of secondary maturation.
Not your usual run of the mill Glenmo’, this powerhouse is bottled at 55% ABV and only 636 have been created in all, which is well reflected in the price tag being almost $1200 (AUD).
The tasting notes from Glenmorangie – ‘Brimming with coffee and walnut cake’ notes on the nose with ‘creamy fudge, toffee and old-fashioned boiled sweets’ on the palate.
Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s director of distilling said: ‘We rarely release distillery exclusive whiskies like Cask 1784.
‘I hope this intensely sweet and surprisingly rich Glenmorangie will give visitors a particularly special reason to make the journey to our distillery.’ Cask 1784 is the first in a line of four rare limited-edition whiskies, all distillery-exclusive bottlings, set to be released later in 2019.