Glenmorangie Single Malt Whisky reveals its first single estate whisky – a deliciously deep and creamy dram. Glenmorangie The Cadboll Estate was created at the distillery’s home from grain to glass, distilled entirely from barely grown on the estate and overseen by its acclaimed whisky creator every step of the way. Aged for 15 years, the bourbon cask single malt will be shared exclusively with whisky lovers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
The Glenmorangie Cadboll Estate is nestled in the Scottish Highlands, close to the Glenmorangie distillery. Years ago, Glenmorangie’s Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation & Whisky Stocks, Dr. Bill Lumsden, was inspired by its barley fields to capture the essence of Glenmorangie’s homeland in a grain-to-glass single malt. First, he chose barley to be planted on the estate land surrounding the distillery. When it was harvested, he chose exactly how the grain would be dried and malted. In 2004, in Glenmorangie’s signature copper stills – the tallest in Scotland – Dr. Bill used that bespoke malt to distill a uniquely creamy spirit.
Finally, just moments from the fields where it all began, Dr. Bill transferred his vintage spirit batch into a handful of American white oak bourbon casks to age. He had personally selected only first-fill casks to impart classic vanilla notes and sweet flavors to the whisky. Matured in earth-floored warehouses at the distillery for all of its 15 years, Glenmorangie’s The Cadboll Estate whisky delivers a delicious oaky depth and rounded smoothness, magnifying Glenmorangie’s signature soft, fruity style.
Tasting Notes: Glenmorangie The Cadboll Estate Single Malt Whisky
Glenmorangie The Cadboll Estate is chill filtered and bottled at 43% ABV.
Color: Sunburst gold
Nose: Intense and crunchy, with lots of oak, peanut brittle, malty or biscuity notes, and hints of crème brûlée. After a while, some orange oil and lemon zest. Ripe pear emerges, along with a subtle hint of menthol. A splash of water opens up the floral nature of the whisky with hints of jasmine, rose and honeycomb.
Taste: A voluptuous, creamy texture leads into an explosion, of soft, rich, sweet flavors: heather honey, butter candy, white chocolate, pears, apricots and mandarin segments, along with a balancing eucalyptus or menthol note.
Finish: The flavor lingers for a long time, with more sweet mandarin orange, gentle toasty oak and vanilla.
“I’m thrilled to be sharing our first single estate whisky, Glenmorangie The Cadboll Estate. I have personally guided every aspect of this whisky’s journey from grain to glass, right here at Glenmorangie. And you can taste the essence of our homeland in every deep and creamy dram,” says Dr. Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s Director of Whisky Creation, Distilling & Whisky Stocks. “With its intense oaky nose and rich tastes of butter candy, white chocolate, pears and mandarin, I hope that Glenmorangie The Cadboll Estate will be enjoyed by whisky lovers old and new across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.”
Glenmorangie The Cadboll Estate will be available in specialist whisky shops in the U.S., Canada and Mexico starting March 1, 2020, while supplies last.