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Spìos 70cl 46% vol., which in Gaelic means spice, is the ninth expression of the acclaimed Private Edition series that Glenmorangie launches once a year. In 2018 Glenmorangie presents us with a unique expression and it is the first whiskey in the world that has aged entirely in American oak barrels that have previously and exclusively aged rye whiskey.
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Spìos, which in Gaelic means spice, is the ninth expression of the acclaimed Private Edition series that Glenmorangie launches once a year. In 2018 Glenmorangie presents a spicy expression and is that it is the first whiskey in the world that has aged entirely in American oak barrels that have previously and exclusively aged rye whiskey, giving the whiskey a spicy character and a long and sweet finish. / p>
The name Glenmorangie comes from the Gaelic place name "Gleann Mòr na Sìth" or "Valley of Tranquility" with which the area where the distillery is built is located, located near the Tarlogie springs, in Ross-shire, in the Scottish Highlands region.
The history of the distillery begins, of course, on the date of its founding, founded in 1843 by William Matheson, when finally, William gets the license to distill whiskey in an old brewery located near Tarlogie and buy two second-hand stills, previously used to distill gin.
In 1918 the distillery became the property of Macdonald and Muir, who led the distillery in a terribly difficult framework, during the war, the ban and the great depression. Thanks to excellent management in such complicated times, in 1977 Glenmorangie experiences great growth as a brand, a fact that requires the expansion of the distillery, in which it is decided to double the number of stills and expand the storage space.
The year 1990 marks a before and after for Glenmorangie, as it manages to buy 650 acres around the Tarlogie water source and doubles, again, the number of stills, this time, up to eight.
Style: Single Malt.
Aging: What makes Glenmorangie Spìos unique is the type of barrel in which it ages, as it does in American white oak barrels that have previously aged rye whiskey. But not just any rye whiskey, which, by law, must contain a minimum of 51% rye, Spìos ages in barrels that have contained rye whiskey with a mash bill in which 95% was rye.
Nose: Fresh and herbaceous, with notes of clove, toffee and hay.
Mouth: Light herbaceous notes give way to rich spices, tofe, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet and sour plums and creamy vanilla.
Finish: Long and sweet end, which highlights the oak and cloves.