Glenmorangie 10 Year Old Dornoch Firth Bridge Commemorative Bottling 1991 (70cl, 40%) ***sold***
Glenmorangie Dornoch Firth Bridge Commemorative Release was bottled in 1991 to celebrate the opening of the Dornoch Bridge by the Queen Mother in August of that year. It cost £13.5 million to build and reduced the journey between Inverness and Tain by 26 miles. It was, at 890 metres, the longest bridge built using the the incremental launch method in the UK at that time. The Dornoch Bridge design was approved by the Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland.
Despite being owned by blenders, MacDonald & Muir, for most of the 20th century, Glenmorangie had an early focus on bottling its single malt. Some records show that its single malt was being sold as early as the late 19th century. This became the distillery's main output in 1959, and with the unique flavours derived from Scotland's tallest stills, Glenmorangie is now one of the world's biggest selling malts. As a result, the distillery portfolio over the years has been extensive, and little has been spared for independent bottlers. Pioneers of cask finishes, the distillery has never shied away from experimentation, and under the guiding hand of Maestro Dr Bill Lumsden they continue to release a variety of expressions to keep "The Sixteen Men of Tain" rushed off their feet.