A series of limited edition expressions for the whisky enthusiast
10th March 2011, Cape Town: The Glenmorangie Company pays tribute to its art of whisky creation with the launch of the Glenmorangie ‘Private Editions’ – a prestigious series of innovative whiskies for the true connoisseur. As there is only a very limited supply of these creations in South Africa, Glenmorangie will be organising special tastings in Johannesburg and Cape Town for true fans via the Glenmorangie South Africa Facebook page.
The launch revives the Company’s popular tradition of limited edition releases. From now on, a ‘whisky gem’ will be released every year as part of the Glenmorangie Private Edition Collection starting with the first two expressions in this series, Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX and Glenmorangie Finealta,
Having spent 10 long years maturing in American white oak casks, Sonnalta (Gaelic for ‘generous’) is finished in Pedro Ximenez (PX) sherry casks for its final two years of extra-maturation, creating a subtly complex and delicate spirit. Finealta (‘Elegant’) is a painstaking recreation of an ancient Glenmorangie recipe dating back to 1903, and distillery archives show that during the early 1900’s this dram was served in the American Bar of The Savoy, London’s most prestigious hotel, during La Belle Époque and at the height of Art Nouveau, the first modern art movement of the 20thcentury, making this whisky a window onto a grander age, where society demanded a drink of both depth and distinction.
Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX and Glenmorangie Finealta are the first creations born of the Glenmorangie Private Edition range: carefully selected, limited edition whiskies chosen from the ‘cabinet of curiosities’ of multi award-winning Dr Bill Lumsden, head of Whisky Creation at Glenmorangie.
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