Glenmorangie Allta is the 10th annual limited release in Glenmorangie's Private Edition range. Alta is Scots Gaelic for ‘wild’ and refers to the wild yeast that was discovered growing near the distillery on Cadboll barley, which was then used in the production of this special release. Matured exclusively in American ex-bourbon barrels, primarily 2nd fill and refill casks, so as to not overpower the influence of the yeast. Nonchillfiltered and bottled at 51.2%.
Nose: Rounded, with biscuit tones, light, floral notes and scents of baking bread emerging alongside vanilla, raisins and mandarin orange.
Taste: A crisp, citrus texture brings tastes of butter candy, more creamy vanilla and orange syrup with a little yeast in the background. Then gentle mint and a suggestion of sweet chilli.
Finish: Long and earthy, with hints of bitter-sweet orange and peppermint.