Glenmorangie "Tasting The Unnecessarily Well Made" @ Moet Hennessy Diageo, Menara Bousted

A special single malt whisky tasting invitation from Glenmorangie "Unnecessarily Well Made" at the headquarters of Moet Hennessy Diageo Malaysia, on the 7th March 2012. Featuring 7 unique varieties of Glenmorangie single malt whisky, 3 of which are from the brand's famed Extra Matured Range. Glenmorangie employs the tallest whisky stills in Scotland, ensuring only the purest vapors are used in the spirit. Their secret ingredients: local spring water from it own Tarlogie spring and locally grown Scottish barley, combined with the skill of the craftsman who follow the same approach the company has used throughout is long history, result in a smooth spirit of distinction. Due to Glenmorangie commitment to quality, they only uses fine oak casks twice, ensuring that the whisky captures the fullest, roundest flavors from the wood. This extra lengths that Glenmorangie goes to make its whisky "Unnecessarily Well Made".

Malaysian single malt aficionadas and fans of contemporary design will be the first in South East Asia to have the opportunity to enjoy an "Unnecessarily Well Made" experience of Glenmorangie whisky at the SOUNDFORM Fluid Bar comes complete with the state-of-art Elipson Planet L speakers and music centre designed by Philip Michael Wolfson. The bar will be showcase at the concourse area outside Robinson in The Gardens, Mid Valley City in April 2012. It's an truly distinctive experience with Glenmorangie that is not to be miss out!
Moët Hennessy Diageo Malaysia
8th Floor, Menara Boustead,
69, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603-2053 8688
"Unnecessarily Well Made"

Arnaud Mirey - Regional Brand Ambassador for Glenmorangie
He is a French professional in wines and spirits graduated with honors from the Wine and spirit Educational Trust of London. Arnaud studied for 5 years French culinary art and worked as "Sommelier" and manager of star Michelin restaurants, private clubs and luxury wine cellars in Paris, London, Dubai, Hong Kong and Shanghai for the last 10 years.


Michael Tan - Brand Manager of MHD
Glenmorangie The Original
The original expression of our elegant, floral spirit and the real backbone of the Glenmorangie range. A ten-year-old single malt, Glenmorangie Original is produced by marrying the delicate spirit that emerges from Scotland's tallest stills, with first and second fill American white oak casks. It is here, maturing for ten long years in a range of ex-bourbon casks such as our famous slow-grown and air-dried 'designer casks' from Missouri, that our raw spirit develops a perfect balance between sweetness and complexity. Resulting in a mature spirit that is soft, mellow and creamy. Perfect for enjoying at any time.

ABV: 43%

Color: Pale lemony gold 

Aroma: The scent of citrus and ripening peaches is softened by the aroma of vanilla.

Taste: First, vanilla is detected on the tongue before it ripples along the palate bringing a burst of flowery fruitiness.

Finish: About a minute after tasting, you are left with a clean and salving aftertaste with hints of orange and peach.
Glenmorangie Lasanta
Elegant but full bodied this whisky has spent ten years maturing in American white oak ex-bourbon casks before being extra-matured for a further two years in Oloroso Sherry casks from Jerez in Spain. Lasanta is Gaelic for warmth and passion, a reminder not just of the Spanish provenance of these Oloroso sherry butts, but also a reflection of this expressions lusciously soft texture and deep, enticingly sweet aroma.

ABV: 46%

Color: Light russet

Non chill-filtered for additional aroma and mouth feel.

Aroma: Warm spices mix with smooth chocolate covered raisins, honeycomb and caramel toffee.

Taste: Deliciously sweet sherry flavoured sultanas, orange segments, walnuts and butterscotch combine to create complex warm spices.

Finish: Long and satisfying finish with spiced orange and chocolate covered hazelnuts. 
Glenmorangie The Quinta Ruban
The darkest and most intense whisky in the extra-matured range, Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban has spent 10 years maturing in American white oak casks, before being transferred into specially selected ruby port pipes from the Quintas or wine estates of Portugal. Extra maturation in these port pipes develops Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban into a voluptuous spirit with a complex balance of sweet and dry flavors and an intriguing contrast of smooth and crisp, cooling textures.

ABV: 46%
Color: Sunlit rose gold

Non chill-filtered for additional aroma and mouthfeel.

Aroma: Dark mint chocolate, tangerines and Seville oranges mingle with sandalwood and walnut before giving way to a spicy finish of pepper and nutmeg.

Taste: Mint chocolate and walnuts envelop the palate like velvet, laying the foundations for rose, Turkish delight and sweet Seville oranges.

Finish: Long lasting silky aftertaste leaving dark chocolate mints and traces of orange.
Glenmorangie The Nectar D'Or
The Nectar D'Or is Glenmorangie's delicious, complex base spirit that, after a minimum of ten years in ex-bourbon casks, is then extra matured in specially hand selected Sauternes wine barriques (Sauternes: the most famous and ancient sweet wine growing region of France, that this whisky develops its rich, spicy and dessert-like flavors). 'Or' means gold in both Gaelic and French, while 'Nectar' is the drink of the Gods.

ABV: 46%

Color: Honeyed gold 

Non chill-filtered for additional aroma and mouth feel.

Aroma: Lime and orange rind, sultanas and dates give a rich fruity flavour laced with tantalizing spices of coconut and nutmeg.

Taste: Ginger, nutmeg and toasted almonds bring a deep, warming taste interwoven with a syrupy lemon meringue and honeycomb middle.

Finish: Long and lusciously sweet finish with lemon zest, white chocolate, vanilla and traces of ginger and nutmeg.

Glenmorangie Astar Taste Notes
Five thousand miles away on a secluded Missouri hillside, oak perfect for the maturation of this whisky reaches straight for the heavens. Here, in the relative shade of these north-facing slopes, we hand-select oak that has grown slowly enough to create a spongier and more porous wood. Perfect for welcoming the spirit and imparting the maximum amount of flavour. The 'Astar', meaning journey in Gaelic, has certainly come a long way. But with its bright gold colour and smooth but spicy finish, we feel the journey has been more than worth it.

ABV: 57.1%

Colour Bright gold

Non chill-filtered

Aroma: Rich in toffee and crème-brulee, drizzled with fresh menthol, warm cinnamon and deep aniseed spices. Mint humbugs and a sweet honey-lemon complexity follows.

Taste: Crème-brulee with a burst of mouth-watering pineapple, poached pears and apricots, smothered with vanilla custard.

Finish: The finish is long and smooth with a lingering mix of honey and almond, coconut ice and traces of aniseed.
Glenmorangie 18 Years Old
The 18 Years Old is a single malt Scotch whisky of serious distinction. Once it has spent fifteen years maturing in American white oak casks approximately 30% is transferred into Spanish Oloroso casks to spend a further three years maturing. Then, when both elements have reached 18 years, we blend them back together to create a whisky with a rich bouquet and full, rounded flavour. For a whisky of this age this expression has maintained, thanks to our delicate floral spirit and fine Oloroso casks, an incredible degree of vibrancy where the raisiny sweetness of the sherry has been toned down by the nuttiness of the American oak.

ABV: 43%

Color: Honeyed gold 

Aroma: Rich, rounded and sweet with dried fruits and a complex floral fragrance.

Taste: The taste is balanced between honey, malt and flowery scents. Dates and figs emerge in the background with a hint of wood smoke.

Finish: The finish is long and enticing with the sweetness of dried fruit and subtle dryness of Oloroso nuttiness.
Glenmorangie Signet Tasting Notes
A fusion of unique and rare elements, and clouded in secrecy, Signet is the culmination of a lifetime's experience. A blend of our oldest whisky - distilled over thirty years ago when malting still occurred on site – and spirit matured in a selection of the world's finest casks, this undoubtedly is the richest whisky in our range. Of course, whilst the exact secrets of its production are known only to our whisky creators, we can tell you that Signet's melting sweetness and explosive spiciness is, at least in part, caused by our unique roasted 'chocolate' barley malt and the 'designer casks' made bespoke for Glenmorangie from American white oak.

ABV: 46%

Non chill-filtered

Color: Deep amber

Aroma: A strong Aruba espresso fused with a treacly plum pudding, rich with sherry, and candied orange peel.

Taste: A contrast of rich sweetness with an explosive crackle of sizzling spices and bitter mocha.

Finish: A fresh spring-like breeze of mint with a bright citrus lemony-green quality.
Some of the Awards Achievement of Glenmorangie
IWSC 2011 Gold Best in Class Wins
Glenmorangie Original – Gold Best in Class
Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or – Gold Best in Class
Glenmorangie18 Years Old – Gold Best in Class
Glenmorangie Quarter Century – Gold Best in Class
Glenmorangie Signet – Gold Best in Class
Glenmorangie, this beautifully seductive spirit originates in the heart of the Scottish Highlands where, at the Glenmorangie distillery, it first captures by elegant, swan necked stills that are the tallest in Scotland and then expertly matured in the finest oak casks. Undeniably the most complex and perfectly balanced single malt whisky. Its multi-layered aromas and kaleidoscopic flavors stimulate the senses and entice the palate.


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