The first whisky created from yeast growing wild on Glenmorangie’s own barley marks the tenth anniversary of the Highland distillery’s pioneering Private Edition series. For a decade, Glenmorangie has invited whisky aficionados to explore its passion for innovation through this acclaimed series of rare and intriguing limited-edition single malts. Now, in the collection’s rich, fruity tenth release, Glenmorangie Allta (Scots Gaelic for ‘wild’ and pronounced ‘al-ta’), the distillery reveals the importance of yeast to Scotch whisky’s myriad flavours.
This landmark malt embodies Glenmorangie’s creativity. Since 2009, the series has allowed the whisky creation team to explore rare cask finishes, experiment with raw ingredients and give their imagination free rein. Glenmorangie’s director of distilling, whisky creation & whisky stocks, Dr Bill said: “Glenmorangie Allta is a worthy whisky with which to mark the Private Edition’s tenth anniversary. Yeast’s influence on taste has been overlooked for years, but it’s an area ripe for exploration. With a nose of biscuit, baking bread and floral notes, and rich tastes of vanilla, orange syrup and sweet chilli, Glenmorangie Allta opens up compelling possibilities for the future of Scotch whisky.”