Glenmorangie, reputed maker of malt whiskey, has announced the release of Glenmorangie Duthac, the first release in its Legend’s Collection. It is a new Travel Retail Collection. The context of this new collection is laced with historical references of King James IV’s yearly pilgrimage to St Duthac’s shrine in Tain. Since it is the hometown of Glenmorangie, the Distellery has banked upon this rich historical fact to weave a story around its collection.
The King of Scots held the shrine in high regard and sought a peaceful refuge there on a six-week round trip to Tain every year for 20 years. As he traversed through the Highlands and across the Cromarty Firth, the last leg of his journey came to be famously known as the King’s Route.
The Glenmorangie Duthac takes the connoisseur on a journey of the senses that flows through rich, dark notes of milk chocolate, toffee, Brazil nuts and spice, into the delicate sweetness of vanilla, apricots in cream and marzipan. “Part-finished in casks which contained Pedro Ximénez – the King of Sherries – and in charred virgin oak, Glenmorangie Duthac provides a majestic balance of bold sweetness and intense spice,” Dr Bill Lumsden, Director of Distilling and Whisky Creation.
Glenmorangie highland single malt Scotch whisky comes from the Scottish Highlands. At the Glenmorangie Distillery, it is distilled in the tallest malt whisky stills in Scotland and is expertly matured in the finest oak casks. It is then perfected by the Men of Tain.
It will be available at travel retail stories in India from December 2016 at $90.