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Glenmorangie debuts TR-exclusive 25YO

Scotch whisky brand Glenmorangie has released 1,000 bottles of a 25-year-old single malt finished in Pommard wine casks, exclusively available from Heathrow Airport.

Glenmorangie Pommard Cask Finish can only be purchased from the brand's Heathrow boutique
Glenmorangie Pommard Cask Finish can only be purchased from the brand’s Heathrow boutique

Glenmorangie Pommard Cask Finish was inspired by the ‘intense, fruity’ wines that come from the Burgundy region in France.

The limited edition whisky can be purchased only at Glenmorangie’s boutique at Heathrow Airport Terminal 2, which opened in October last year in partnership with travel retailer Dufry.

The liquid carries aromas of lemon sherbet, plums and cherries, followed by flavours of red apples, ginger and honey-coated cashews.

Dr Bill Lumsden, director of whisky creation, is a fan of the fruit flavours of red wines from Pommard, a village in Burgundy.

For this whisky, he selected a Glenmorangie distilled in April 1998 and transferred it into Pommard casks in October 2008.

The resulting liquid is described by Lumsden as one of Glenmorangie’s most delectable wine cask-finished whiskies.

“The red wines of Pommard are among my very favourite wines in the world,” he explained. “And hoping to bring their classic, fruity red burgundy notes to Glenmorangie, I first started experimenting with Pommard wine casks around 2008.

“Created from a small number of casks, and with just 1,000 bottles available, Glenmorangie Pommard Cask Finish is truly one of the most fabulous and delicious wine cask finishes ever to emerge from Glenmorangie.

“When I first tasted it, I could hardly believe its complexity. The aroma is very perfumed, with notes of lemon sherbet, plums, cherries and honey. The taste is like a basket of fruits: red, juicy apples, honeydew melon, crystallised ginger and a hint of milk chocolate.”

Bottled at 51.8% ABV, the whisky can be purchased for £2,100 (US$2,648).

In January, Glenmorangie released its first whisky finished in Calvados casks exclusively in the UK.

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