Partners are vital for QL. QL chooses its partners very carefully. Like QL, Glenmorangie strive for quality and authencity. Scotland's favorite single malt is rooted in the ancient land of the Picts on the shore of the peaceful Dornoch Firth.
With the tallest stills in Scotland, 5.14m, the height of a fully grown giraffe, Glenmorangie produces a smooth and elegant whisky since only the lightest and purest vapours make it to the top. The Tarlogie Springs, Glenmorangie's own water source and most prized asset, is the product of rain that has been forcing its way through layers of limestone and sandstone for a hundred years. These natural minerals give it its 'hard' water qualities and provide Glenmorangie with a raw ingredient unique amongst Highland distilleries. Up to 60% of the final aroma and flavour of the whisky comes from the casks. Therefore Glenmorangie select the finest oak casks in which to mature our whisky. And they only use each one twice (whilst many others use their up to five or six times), ensuring that the optimum amount of flavour is always extracted, delivering a rounder, smoother taste.
Glenmorangie Original, the flagship of the house, is a ten year old whisky full of delightful aroma's such as orange, peach and vanilla. But please travel the world, with Glenmorangie's Head of Distillation and Whisky Creation, Dr. Bill Lumsden. Having pioneered extra maturation over 20 years ago, he continues to search the world for exceptional casks that will provide additional, intriguing layers of flavours to the original character of Glenmorangie. Taste the luscious warmth of Spain in the Glenmorangie Lasanta, finished on Spanish Oloroso sherry casks, the delightful spices of Quinta Ruban, finished in port casks or the seductive citrus and honey notes of Nectar d'Or, finished on Sauternes Casks.
Glenmorangie has always realised that pursuing perfection is rather a long journey. They just know it's a trip worth making.