Glenmorangie Spios is the 9th edition in Glenmorangie’s Private Edition range, an annual limited edition produced by Glemorangie’s our Director of Whisky Creation and Distilling, Dr Bill Lumsden. This makes the full line up of Glenmorangie’s Private Edition range so far Sonnalta (PX Sherry cask), Finealta (Oloroso cask, lightly peated), Artain (Super Tuscan wine cask), Ealanta (Virgin Oak Casks from the Mark Twain Forest, Missouri), Companta (red Burgundy and Rhone dessert wine casks), Tusail (made with floor-malted Maris Otter Barley), Milsean (re-charred Douro wine casks) and Bacalta (ex Malmsey Madeira casks).
Glenmorangie Spios is the first Glenmorangie to be aged in American ex Rye Whiskey casks. It is full-bodied and savoury, its innovative character was inspired by the bygone elegance of America’s golden whiskey era, when American rye whiskey was fêted in the country’s most prestigious saloons. Glenmorangie Spìos (Scots Gaelic for ‘spice’ and pronounced ‘spee-oss’) recalls the spirit’s elegant past, inviting rye’s rare notes of cinnamon and clove to shine through in the Highland Distillery’s uniquely smooth spirit, for a single malt whisky of sophistication and subtle spice.
Glenmorangie Spios Private Edition Highland Single Malt Whisky is bottled at 46%, non chill filtered. Released early 2018.