Glenmorangie The Elementa 14 Year Old (100cl, 43%)
Originally released for the Travel Retail market, The Elementa was crafted by Glenmorangie as a way of celebrating the art of wood finishing! As such, this 14 year old was initially matured in bourbon casks before being transferred to charred virgin oak for a finishing period.
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.