Glenmorangie Allta Private Edition No. 10 Released
The tenth entry in Glenmorangie’s annual Private Edition series has been released. Private Edition No. 10 goes by the name Glenmorangie Allta and is the distillery’s first single malt created from a bespoke strain of wild yeast found growing on Glenmorangie’s own barley fields.
The wild yeast was used alongside local Cadboll barley to produce a spirit with “exceptional fragrance”, then matured in ex-bourbon barrels to “highlight its fruity character and lend a rich creaminess to the whisky”. Glenmorangie’s official tasting notes follow:
Aroma: Rounded, with biscuit tones, light, floral notes and scents of baking bread emerging alongside vanilla, raisins and mandarin orange.
Taste: A crisp, citrus texture brings tastes of butter candy, more creamy vanilla and orange syrup with a little yeast in the background. Then gentle mint and a suggestion of sweet chilli.
Finish: Long and earthy, with hints of bitter-sweet orange and peppermint.
Glenmorangie Allta is bottled NCF (Non Chill-Filtered) at 51.2% ABV and carries a suggested retail price of $99.
Photo credit: Glenmorangie.