Still remember I mentioned about the ‘Unnecessarily Well Made’ experience of Glenmorangie whisky at the Soundform Fluid Bar in my last post of the Glenmorangie Orange Retro Punk Party? What is ‘Unnecessarily Well Made’? Let me share the story and facts about Glenmorangie.
Glenmorangie is arguably the most delicious and complex single malt whisky in the world. Its multi-layered aromas and kaleidoscopic flavours stimulate the senses and entice the palate. As purveyors of perfection in single malt whisky, Glenmorangie takes pride in going to great lengths to ensure the quality of Glenmorangie whisky; to ascertain that Glenmorangie whisky is “Unnecessarily Well Made”.
How “Unnecessarily Well Made” is Glenmorangie?
Single malt whisky obtains its flavour from the wooden casks used in maturation. Many of Glenmorangie’s bespoke casks are made from white oaks grown on the Ozark Mountains in Missouri, USA. They are grown slowly over 100 years and seasoned naturally in the open air for two years to preserve their porous texture – a quality that adds to the spirit’s intriguing depth.
Glenmorangie casks are only ever used twice to ensure the optimal amount of flavour is extracted into the whisky.
While there are many perfectly good single malt whiskies made in shorter stills, the Glenmorangie Distillery utilizes swan-necked stills that are the tallest in Scotland.
Stills in the Glenmorangie Distillery
Glenmorangie stills stand at a dizzying sixteen feet, ten and one quarter inches (5.14m) high. This height means that only the lightest and purest vapours are able to ascend to the top and condense into spirit, contributing to Glenmorangie’s distinctive complexity and layered flavour.
The distillery techniques
The Glenmorangie Distillery in Tain, Scotland
The superiority of the ingredients – local spring water from its own Tarlogie spring and locally grown Scottish barley, combined with the skill of the craftsmen who follow the same, time honoured approach that the company has used throughout its long history, result in a smooth spirit of distinction.
The clean and crystal clear Tarlogie spring.
As mentioned before in my earlier post of Glenmorangie Orange Retro Punk Party, there is a showcase of Glenmorangie’s SOUNDFORM Fluid bar in the North Atrium of The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City on 11 April to 1 May 2012. So whether you are a single malt aficionado, a fan of contemporary design, or just plain curious, be sure to head to The Gardens to catch the SOUNDFORM Fluid, which is a striking yet sculpturally functional illustration of Glenmorangie’s ‘Unnecessarily Well Made’ concept. Don’t miss out!