Glenmorangie Allta marks the 10th anniversary of Glenmorangie’s award-winning Private Edition series, for which in intriguing, limited-edition single malt whisky has been released every year since 2009. Glenmorangie Allta (Scots Gaelic for ‘wild’) is the Distillery’s first single malt to be created with yeast discovered growing wild on its own barley.
Dr Bill Lumsden was inspired to create Glenmorangie Allta as he gathered samples of Cadboll barley from fields near the Distillery. Discovering that the barley nurtured a previously unidentified species of wild yeast, he set out to bring the two together in this innovative whisky - using the wild yeast to carry out fermentation exclusively on the local barley from which it came.
Revealing the importance of yeast to the myriad flavours found in Scotch whisky, Glenmorangie Allta’s rich and fruity character opens up compelling possibilities for the future of single malt.
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