Glenmorangie introduces Ealanta

Scots Gaelic for 'skilled and ingenious', Ealanta is a 19 Years Old Glenmorangie, fully matured in virgin American white oak casks with a provenance that stretches all the way to the mountains of Missouri and the Mark Twain National Forest.

On nosing, Glenmorangie Ealanta has a soft toffee and butterscotch aroma, then vanilla and a curious strong hint of stewed fruits with a hallmark Glenmorangie top note of menthol. On the palate, candied orange peel, sugar coated almonds and sweet vanilla are to the fore, wrapped in an unusual nuttiness reminiscent of Brazil nuts in toffee. The finish is very long with virgin oak derived spices such as clove, ginger and a hint of aniseed.

Bottled at a strength of 46%, and non chill-filtered for extra texture and mouth feel, Glenmorangie Ealanta is priced at $120.

Private Edition range
Glenmorangie Ealanta is the 2013 addition to the award winning Private Edition range, comprising so far the highly sought after Sonnalta PX, Finealta and Artein. The range consists of rare and interesting limited edition whiskies carefully selected from the 'cabinet of curiosities' of Dr Bill Lumsden, Director of Distilling and Whisky Creation at The Glenmorangie Company, that are fast becoming collectors' items.