Glenmorangie A Tale of the Forest Single Malt Scotch Whisky
46% ABV, 750 ml, made with "Forest" botanicals
"Under master distiller turned mad scientist Dr. Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie has earned its position at the avant-garde of scotch. While not every one of his experiments goes as planned, this expression should please traditionalists and adventurous drinkers alike. The familiar sweetness of vanilla and orange is draped with complex aromas created by kilning the barley over woodland botanicals including juniper berries, birch bark, heather, and peat. This process lends a distinctively earthy and nutty nose, with smoke that evokes mesquite and peppery beef sticks and then balances the fruity palate with savory elements of jalapeño, spearmint, and eucalyptus. —Jeffery Lindenmuth" 94 Points Whiskey Advocate, #8 Whiskey Advocate Top 20 Whiskies of 2023
WHISKY INSPIRED BY NATURE
A TALE OF THE FOREST IS GLENMORANGIE’S FIRST WHISKY CRAFTED FROM BARLEY KILNED WITH WOODLAND BOTANICALS. This is a Glenmorangie as lush and leafy as the forest itself. With aromas of pine needles, woodland moss, juniper’s sharpness, and tastes of eucalyptus, mint, bitter orange and distant smoke, this limited edition is a whisky to surround, delight and surprise you, whether you enjoy it deep in a forest or in cocktails at home.
WE BROUGHT BACK AN ANCIENT METHOD OF KILNING BARLEY WITH BOTANICALS. Some years ago, while walking in the woods, our Master Distiller Dr Bill Lumsden recalled how ancient Highland whisky makers dried their barley with all kinds of forest fuel. He began experimenting by kilning his barley with many different botanicals, finally selecting juniper berries, birch bark and heather flowers, married with a little peat. The result was a batch of spirit with rare aromas of pine needles and juniper, laced with wisps of smoke. He then aged it in bourbon casks including many refill casks, chosen to allow the spirit’s flavours to shine.
INSPIRED BY THE EVERCHANGING NATURAL WONDER ENCOUNTRED WHILE WANDERING IN THE FOREST. Evoking the scents, sounds and sights of the forest, the single malt surrounds your senses with aromas of pine, juniper and coriander, laced with wisps of smoke. Then tastes of deep-green eucalyptus, lit by rays of bitter orange, drift to a slow, gently oaky finish.