Public picks malt name

•Dr Bill Lumsden, director of distilling.
• Dr Bill Lumsden, director of distilling.

HIGHLAND single malt distillery Glenmorangie has turned to fans to provide the name of its latest whisky.

Taghta, Gaelic for ‘chosen’, was selected as part of Glenmorangie’s ‘crowdsourcing’ initiative, Cask Masters, which aims to get the public involved in whisky-making.
Dr Bill Lumsden, director of distilling and whisky creation at Glenmorangie, said he was “delighted that this unique whisky has such an intriguing name”.
The next round of the process is now underway, which invites the public to create a packaging design for the new product.
“We’re sure the public won’t disappoint,” said Lumsden.
“We’re certainly impressed with the result so far.”
Glenmorangie aims to release Taghta in autumn of next year.