UK release for Finealta Scotch

18 February, 2011

Glenmorangie has launched its Finealta whisky in the UK and other European markets.?The spirit is made to a recipe from the 1900s that was discovered in the Glenmorangie archives and recreated by head of distilling and whisky creation Bill Lumsden.?Finealta, which was launched in travel retail last autumn, is a blend of spirits of different ages and whisky aged in different types of wood. Its name is the Scottish Gaelic word for elegant.?“We have decided to recreate this recipe so that whisky connoisseurs could have a taste of an historic Glenmorangie expression that dates back to some time in the early 1900s,” said Lumsden.

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