Aged for 25 years, this whisky earned a score of 98 points at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge in 2014, which named it the Best Single Malt Scotch Whisky in the World.
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 1980's, 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.
Following distillation, Glenmorangie The Quarter Century 25 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is matured in a variety of different casks, including American white oak, Oloroso sherry and French Burgundy. The rarest and oldest member of the Glenmorangie family, the whisky has an aroma of dried fruits, plums and milk chocolate that give way to deep notes of blackberries, bramble jelly and raspberries on the palate. The finish is long and gentle, with a touch of spice and oak.
Glenmorangie The Quarter Century earned a score of 98 points at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge in 2014, which named it the Best Single Malt Scotch Whisky in the World. In addition, it earned the Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2013.
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86 (43% ABV)
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Aroma of dried fruits, plums and milk chocolate that give way to deep notes of blackberries, bramble jelly and raspberries on the palate. The finish is long and gentle, with a touch of spice and oak.