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Glenmorangie Artein hits the market


glenmorangie_artein-boxThe famous Highland distillery has announced the third release in its Private Editions range. Named Artein, which is the Gaelic word for stone, the name refers to the influence the local limestone has on the water used in Glenmorangie's whisky production. Glenmorangie Artein is crafted from American white oak ex-bourbon casks of 15 year old and 21 year old whiskies (in the ratio of 2:1), which were hand selected by Head of Distilling & Whisky Creation Dr. Bill Lumsden. These subsequently underwent an extra maturation period in Super Tuscan Sassacaia wine casks. 

 


The famous Highland distillery has announced the third release in its Private Editions range. Named Artein, which is the Gaelic word for stone, the name refers to the influence the local limestone has on the water used in Glenmorangie's whisky production. Glenmorangie Artein is crafted from American white oak ex-bourbon casks of 15 year old and 21 year old whiskies (in the ratio of 2:1), which were hand selected by Head of Distilling & Whisky Creation Dr. Bill Lumsden. These subsequently underwent an extra maturation period in Super Tuscan Sassacaia wine casks. 

 

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Glenmorangie Artein $79.99

A Monumental Whisky, Born of Stone.

While crafting Glenmorangie Artein Dr. Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie's Head of Distilling & Whisky Creation, was intrigued by the influence of stone in the natural ingredients of the whisky, especially considering the material's special significance to us.

This relationship begins with the Hilton of Cadboll Stone, an ancient monument that is the whisky's inspiration. But of no less importance is the layer upon layer of limestone that filters our Tarlogie Spring water, giving Artein its fruity aromas and layers of complexity. Or the rocky Tuscan hillsides which concentrate the flavours in vines that will, in turn, add complexity to the 'Super Tuscan' casks in which we extra mature our precious spirit. The result is a whisky with a richness and depth that echoes the extraordinary legacy of stone.

ABV: 46% Non chill-filtered

Aroma
Red berry fruits, honeysuckle and mint

Taste
Baked stone fruits (apricots, peaches, plums) and spearmint, cherries in milk chocolate

Finish

Long, zesty, lemon sherbet and creamy cappuccino

Color

Deep ruby gold

Also available from Glenmorangie:
The Original 1L - $49.99
Quinta Ruban - $49.99
Lasanta - $49.99
Nectar d'Or - $69.99