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Glenmorangie adds Milsean to Private Edition line

Glenmorangie has released its first Scotch whisky extra matured in heavily toasted Portuguese red wine casks as part of the brand’s Private Edition collection.

Glenmorangie Milsean has joined the Scotch brand's Private Edition range
Glenmorangie Milsean has joined the Scotch brand’s Private Edition range

Glenmorangie Milsean, which is Scots Gaelic for ‘sweet things’, is the seventh release in the Private Edition Series and follows the launch of Glenmorangie Tùsail in January last year.

The no-age-statement variant uses liquid first matured in ex-Bourbon casks and then further aged for a “number of years” in casks that previously held Portuguese wine.

Before the liquid was transferred from one cask to another, Dr Bill Lumsden, director of distilling and whisky experimentation at Glenmorangie, arranged for the wine casks to be charred, and as such “enhance the sweeter notes of Glenmorangie”.

He said: “A glass of Glenmorangie Milsean transports me straight to an old-fashioned sweet shop with its sweet and spicy bouquet, with hints of sugar cane, ripe fruits and fudge.

“Extra-maturing Glenmorangie in heavily toasted red wine casks for the first time, has allowed us to create a whisky recalling a bygone era.

“I hope its deep tastes of cherries, angelica, candied orange peel and unusual intensity of caramelised fruits, will surprise and delight whisky aficionados and malt connoisseurs.”

Bottled at 46% abv and non-chill-filtered, Glenmorangie Milsean is now available from whisky specialist retailers at an RRP of £75.99.

Glenmorangie adds a new whisky to its Private Edition range each year. Released in 2015, Glenmorangie Tùsail is created using rare Marrie Otter barley.

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