A French flavour for distillery

• The new Glenmorangie Companta.
• The new Glenmorangie Companta.

GLENMORANGIE has tipped its hat to French winemakers with its latest limited edition whisky.

Matured in a combination of Grand Cru Clos de Tart casks from Burgundy and fortified wine barrels from Côtes du Rhône, as well as ex-bourbon casks, Glenmorangie Companta is the latest release in the distillery’s Private Edition range.
“Some of my most memorable visits have been to Burgundy, where the dedication and attention to detail that goes into their craft never ceases to amaze me,” said Dr Bill Lumsden, director of distilling and whisky creation at Glenmorangie.
“The smaller vineyards of the region don’t seem to worry about yields, costs or timings. They work tirelessly, simply to produce the very best wine.
“In the same spirit as Glenmorangie, they stop at nothing in the pursuit of perfection.”
Companta (Scots Gaelic for friendship) is said to contain notes of sugared plums, blood orange and rosehip syrup, milk chocolate and brown sugar.