Glenmorangie Allta Private Edition No. 10 Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Yeast’s impact on the character of whisky has long been overlooked, and this Private Edition No. 10 Glenmorangie Allta highlights its influence, created with the wild yeast that grows on Glenmorangie’s own barley fields.
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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.

Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made using malted barley, which is germinated with water sourced from the Tarlogie Spring. The water produced from the spring, which spends nearly a century underground before it is extracted, is unusually rich in minerals. (In the 1980s, when development in the area threatened the spring's water quality, the distillery purchased 600 acres of land around and including the spring, in order to ensure consistent water quality and adequate supply.)

After germination, the grains are mashed and fermented before being twice distilled through Glenmorangie's copper-pot stills. The stills are equipped with relatively small boiler pots, which increases the exposure of the whisky to the copper, resulting in a more pure 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.

This is next annual Private Edition Glenmorangie release celebrates ten years of the Private Edition series. Glenmorangie Allta – Scots Gaelic for "wild" — is the tenth expression in the collection, and the very first whisky to be created from a bespoke strain of wild yeast growing on local barley.

Yeast’s influence on the character of whisky has long been overlooked. Acclaimed whisky writer Michael Jackson believed Glenmorangie possessed unique "house" yeast. Having discovered a strain of wild yeast that had never been identified before, Glenmorangie created this expression with local Cadboll barley. The result is an exceptional spirit, noted for its aromatic character, matured in ex-bourbon barrels to highlight its fruity character and lend a rich creaminess to the whisky.

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Proof 102.4 (51.2% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name Glenmorangie Distillery
Size 750mL
Glenmorangie Allta possesses a rich and fruity character that combines biscuit notes with hints of fresh baked bread, mandarin orange and buttery candy.
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