Glenmorangie Artein added to Private Edition range

05 January, 2012

The Glenmorangie Company has announced the global launch of Artein, the third release of the Glenmorangie Private Edition range.

Translated as ‘stone’ in Scottish Gaelic, Artein is a blend of two-thirds 15-year old and one-third 21-year old ex-bourbon matured single malt whisky.

The blend has also been finished in Super Tuscan wine casks and bottled at 46% ABV.

Priced at £69.99, Glenmorangie Artein joins Finealta and Sonnalta in the Private Edition range.
 
According to the Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned distilling company, stone is “at the heart of the making of Glenmorangie” as the water used in distillation “slowly filters through layers of limestone, adding rich minerals that contribute to the whisky’s complex fruity aromas”.

The distillery is also close to the ancient Hilton of Cadboll Stone – the inspiration behind the motif on the whisky bottle.
 
Bill Lumsden, head of distilling and whisky creation, said: “Wine is one of my huge passions and I was fascinated by the role stony ground played in cultivating the vines – therefore influencing the flavour profile of the famed Super Tuscan wines.

“I was inspired to experiment with extra maturing Glenmorangie in these wine casks and was thrilled with the result – a rich, outstandingly fragrant whisky – born of stone.”





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