About Glenmorangie The Pioneering Collection Single Malt Gift Set
"The Pioneering Collection" is a beautiful selection of these four critically acclaimed single malt whiskies: the 10 Year Original, LaSanta 12 Year, Quinta Ruban 12 Year, and Nectar D’or 12 Year cask finishes.
Glenmorangie 10 Year Original was matured for ten years in a range of ex-bourbon and signature slow-grown, air-dried 'designer casks' from Missouri. This whisky features a balance of sweetness and complexity. This spirit is an old soul, with its soft, mellow and creamy flavors, this single malt won Gold medals at the 2016 IWSC and SFWSC.
LaSanta 12 Year is an elegant, voluptuous whisky that was matured in American white oak ex-bourbon casks before being extra-matured for a further two years in Oloroso and PX Sherry casks from Jerez, Spain. Lasanta is Gaelic for warmth and passion, which is a wholehearted reflection of this expression's compelling character. This sophisticated dram won "Best Highlands Single Malt" at the 2017 WWA and a Gold medal for "Best Single Malt 12 Years Old" at the 2017 IWC.
Quinta Ruban 12 Year spent ten years maturing in American white oak casks, before being transferred into a special selection of ruby port pipes from the Quintas or wine estates of Portugal. Extra maturation in these port pipes yields an intricate balance of sweet and dry flavors of dark mint chocolate, tangerines, spicy-nutmeg, and sandalwood. This beautiful flavor profile earned the whisky Gold medals at the 2016 IWSC, and 2017 ISC.
Nectar D’or 12 Year is a sterling example of when can be achieved with a harmonious balance between French casks and Scotch whisky. This single malt was finished in hand-selected wine barriques sourced from Sauternes, the most famous sweet wine growing region of France. Nonchill-filtered, this decadent whisky also won a Double Gold Medal at the 2017 SFWSC.
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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 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 spring's water quality, Glenmorangie purchased 600 acres of land around and including the spring in order to ensure consistent water quality and adequate supply.
After the barley has been fermented, the wash is twice distilled through Glenmorangie's copper-pot stills by a team of 16 distillers known as the Sixteen Men of Tain. Glenmorangie's 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.
Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.
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