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Glenmorangie launches Triple Cask Reserve

Highland distillery Glenmorangie has released a single malt matured in three different casks: Bourbon, new charred oak and rye whiskey.

Glenmorangie Triple Cask Reserve
Glenmorangie Triple Cask Reserve is described as a ‘rich and subtly spiced’ whisky

The new Glenmorangie Triple Cask Reserve (40% ABV) is the latest addition to the brand’s core range.

The use of Bourbon casks brings ‘fruity smoothness’ to the whisky, while ‘fuller, richer notes’ are added through the new charred oak casks.

The rye whiskey casks – which are said to be rarely used in the Scotch industry – result in notes of clove, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Glenmorangie master blender Gillian Macdonald said: “By uniting these three different cask types in Glenmorangie Triple Cask Reserve, we have created a deeply harmonious whisky.

“Using Bourbon and new charred oak, we celebrate our whisky’s classic, fruity sweetness. Laced with the savoury notes and subtle spice of rye whiskey casks – seldom used at Glenmorangie – this whisky brings a new balance of flavours to our core range.

“Inspired by the Highlands’ natural splendour, its luscious aromas of pear, candied orange peel and honeysuckle, and tastes of vanilla, maple syrup and clove, promise to delight everyone who tries our delicious single malt.”

The whisky’s aroma carries hints of pears, vanilla, candied orange peel, honeysuckle, grapefruit and pear-flavour boiled sweets. Flavours of crème brûlée, cherry chocolate, fudge, tangy orange sherbet, clove, sweet chilli and chewy, ripe tropical fruits follow on the palate.

Glenmorangie Triple Cask Reserve is initially available in the UK, Germany, France, the US and South Africa. It can be purchased from UK supermarkets Sainsbury’s and Tesco, and the brand’s website, priced at RRP £33 (US$42).

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

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