Glenmorangie Dornoch released in aid of marine conservationBy Becky Paskin
Glenmorangie has created a new travel retail exclusive single malt in aid of the Marine Conservation Society.
Glenmorangie Dornoch will be given an exclusive release at World Duty Free Group (WDFG) duty free and World of Whiskies stores for two months from 26 November, before being released into global travel retail.
The expression, which takes inspiration from the Highland distillery’s peaceful location on the banks of the Dornorch Firth, will donate a proportion of sales to the Marine Conservation Society to help sustain the nearby estuary.
Calum Duncan, programme manager, Scotland, for the Marine Conservation Society, said: “This partnership reflects Glenmorangie’s commitment to helping to preserve the natural heritage around the distillery for future generations.
“We are thrilled to be working with them to raise awareness of the importance of our seas, shores and wildlife. In particular, the Dornoch Firth is a waterway of outstanding natural beauty and an internationally important special area of conservation.”
Glenmorangie Dornoch itself is a no-age-statement single malt Scotch comprised of liquid matured in American oak barrels and lightly peated whisky further matured in ex-Amontillado Sherry casks.
Dr Bill Lumsden, director of distilling and whisky creation at The Glenmorangie Company, said: “The swirling under-current of peat adds an unexpected dimension of distant, smoky apples, complemented by vibrant, sweet nutty flavours layered upon the rich, warm toffee and dried fruits. These balance to create a single malt whisky that reflects the beautiful setting in which Glenmorangie is crafted.”
The expression, which won a Gold medal in The Spirits Business Travel Retail Masters 2014, will carry an RRP of £59.99.