Sunshine In A Bottle

Glenmorangie’s latest, the Bacalta, radiates sun-baked sweetness.

Glenmorangie introduces a new addition to the award-winning collection of rare and intriguing single malts, the Private Edition range. The new Glenmorangie Bacalta is the first Glenmorangie finished entirely in sun-baked Malmsey Madeira casks, adding another layer of uniqueness to the maturation process. The bespoke use of the casks instil a complex character into the whisky, allowing it to radiate sun-baked sweetness.

The idea to crate the Bacalta was conceived almost 20 years with the release of Glenmorangie Madeira Finish, the world’s first whisky extra-matured in Madeira casks. It was so well-received that Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation and Whisky Stocks, made it his pet project to repeat the success of the original in a much grander scale.

Dr Bill explains: “For years I had longed to create the best Madeira-finished whisky possible. Realising that ambition took time and dedication, as every step of extra-maturation was tailored exactly to our specifications – rather like haute couture.”

The use of the very best Malmsey Madeira casks also, as expected, has a tremendous effect on the taste of the Bacalta. “Connoisseurs will recognise the radiating warmth of our bespoke sun-baked casks in Glenmorangie Bacalta’s aromas of ripe apricots, white chocolate and mineral notes. There are complex tastes of mint toffee, baked fruits, honeycomb, almonds and dates, mingling with marzipan, white pepper and melon – and a rich, syrupy finish. Glenmorangie Bacalta is a burst of sunshine in a glass,” says Dr Bill.

Glenmorangie’s Private Edition is an award-winning range, which provides an annual opportunity for whisky connoisseurs and aficionados to experience a rare and intriguing single malt. Glenmorangie Bacalta is the eighth release in this range.

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