Glenmorangie 12 Year Old Malaga Cask Finish Scotch Whisky - Spirits Worth Raising

Glenmorangie 12 Year Old Malaga Cask Finish Scotch Whisky

In 1738, a brewery was built upon Morangie Farm in the Highlands region of Scotland. A century later, William Matheson acquired the farm and equipped the Morangie brewery with two stills that he purchased second-hand, and renamed the brewery-converted-distillery Glenmorangie. Their Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made using malted barley, which is mashed and fermented with water sourced from the Tarlogie Spring. The water produced from the spring, which spends nearly a century underground being filtered through layers of limestone before it is extracted, is unusually rich in minerals. In the 1980s, when development in the area threatened the springs water quality, Glenmorangie purchased 600 acres of land around the spring in order to ensure a consistent and everlasting supply.After the barley has been fermented, the wash is twice distilled through Glenmorangies copper-pot stills by a team of 16 distillers known as the Sixteen Men of Tain. Glenmorangies stills are equipped with relatively small boiler pots, which increases the exposure of the whisky to the copper, resulting in a purer flavor. In addition, the stills are nearly seventeen feet tall the tallest of any distillery in Scotland and as a result, produce a lighter, more refined whisky.Glenmorangie has several expressions that start their aging in ex-bourbon casks before being finished in more exotic ones. The 12-year-old Malaga Cask Finish is one of these. After its 8 years of initial aging it was transferred to first-fill Spanish Malaga fortified wine casks for an additional 4 years. Malaga is a sweet wine that is made with Pedro Ximenez and Moscatel grape varietals. These casks, chosen by Glenmorangies Dr. Bill Lumsden, impart the non-chill-filtered whisky with rich dried fruit notes.Get your bottle today!
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Product ID: 11155 - SKU: 11155