Glenmorangie Companta Loves French Wine Casks - The Whiskey Wash

Glenmorangie Companta Loves French Wine Casks

By Nino Marchetti / January 12, 2014

GLENMORANGIE COMPANTACollectors of the sought after Glenmorangie Distillery’s Private Edition collection will be happy to know a new whisky has just been announced for it, bringing now to five the number of offerings in this line up. The newest, Companta, will price for around $99 a bottle “until stocks are exhausted.”

Glenmorangie Companta is said to celebrate a “shared pursuit of perfection” between the distillery and French wine makers. To that end the Scotch was born of a blend of what had first been aging in traditional American white oak ex-bourbon barrels before being transferred into casks having previously contained Grand Cru wine from Clos de Tart along with “a parcel of Glenmorangie which had been extra maturing in casks having previously contained a lusciously sweet fortified wine from Cotes du Rhone.”

Notes from the distillery with regards to the whisky’s flavor profile indicate it “exudes rich, ‘autumnal’ scents of red berries, and a hint of fragrant wood smoke with complementary notes of aromatic, nutty oak. The taste slowly reveals a spicy palate fragrant with cherries and stewed fruits, while notes of sugared plums, blood orange and rose-hip syrup emerge. Flavors of milk chocolate and brown sugar lead into a mouth-coating finish.”

Companta was bottled at 46% ABV and is non-chill filtered.