Glenmorangie adds Spìos to Private Edition series

30 January, 2018

Glenmorangie has launched its first single malt whisky fully matured in American ex-rye whiskey casks as the ninth release in the brand’s Private Edition series. 

Glenmorangie Spìos (Scots Gaelic for ‘spice’ and pronounced ‘spee-oss’) has been created by Glenmorangie’s director of distilling, whisky creation & whisky stocks, Dr Bill Lumsden.

To make Glenmorangie Spìos, Dr Lumsden sourced first-fill American whiskey casks from Kentucky and shipped them back to Scotland.

 “I have always loved American rye whiskey’s spicy character,” said Dr Lumsden. “And I believed our smooth house style would perfectly complement the nuances of ex-rye casks.

“The result is Glenmorangie Spìos – a full-bodied, savoury single malt which brings to mind American rye whiskey’s golden age.

“Its fresh, herbal nose hints at cherry, clove and scents of green grass. The rye’s spice bursts on to the palate, as toffee, clove and cinnamon mingle with buttery vanilla, before a sweet and lingering finish – a single malt whisky which is unmistakeably Glenmorangie, yet exquisitely different.”

Glenmorangie Spìos, the Private Edition for 2018, has been bottled at 46% ABV, is non-chill filtered and is available globally in specialist whisky shops priced at £79.





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