GLENMORANGIE BACALTA – LATEST RELEASE IN PRIVATE EDITION RANGE
Brand owner Moët Hennessy
Glenmorangie has released its eighth annual Private Edition range. Gaelic for ‘baked’, Bacalta is the first Glenmorangie expression finished entirely in sun-baked Malmsey Madeira casks.
The inspiration for this limited-edition came more than 20 years ago with the release of Glenmorangie Madeira Finish, the world’s first whisky extra-matured in Madeira casks, according to Moët Hennessey.
American oak casks were heavily toasted then seasoned with Malmsey wine – the sweetest Madeira – and baked under the sun.
Emptied, shipped to Scotland and filled with Glenmorangie spirit already matured in ex-bourbon barrels, the Malmsey casks lend “complex layers of sweetness” to Glenmorangie Bacalta.
The brand’s Bill Lumsden said: “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 to our specifications – rather like haute couture.”