Distillery Gives Back To Its Beautiful Environmental Setting Through New Whisky

glenmorangie dornachThe Glenmorangie distillery, set on the banks of the Dornoch Firth in the Scottish Highlands, is hoping a new whisky expression it just launched will help protect the environmental importance of the estuary it rests alongside. Known as Glenmorangie Dornoch, this bottling is pricing around £60 ($95).

The Glenmorangie Dornoch, said the distillery, brings together in a non-age statement release whisky from

ex-bourbon American white oak barrels reflecting the distinctive vanilla and citrus Glenmorangie house style with a lightly peated Glenmorangie spirit that has been extra matured in ex-Amontillado sherry casks.

A donation from the portion of each sale will go to the UK-based Marine Conservation Society to help sustain Dornoch and other Scottish and UK seas. The bottling is available through travel retail, meaning you’ll find it in select airport liquor stores in the UK. Tasting notes for it are below courtesy of Glenmorangie.

Aroma: A classic Glenmorangie spirit matured in ex-bourbon American white oak then transferred to ex-Amontillado casks.

Taste: The swirling of under-current of peat adds an unexpected dimension of sweet smoky apples, complemented by vibrant sweet nutty flavours layered upon the rich , warm toffee and dried fruits.

Finish: After tasting you are left with added layers of distinctive floral notes, the softness of vanilla with hints of citrus.


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