New Innovation Distillery for Glenmorangie

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Glenmorangie “what if..?” distillery


Today, Glenmorangie single malt Scotch whisky opened the doors to its innovation distillery which will be a place where Director of Whisky Creation Dr Bill Lumsden can be endlessly experimental.   His “What if…?” approach has inspired the Lighthouse, the first on-site innovation distillery dedicated to a single malt brand and created solely for experimentation.

glenmorangie the lighthouse

The multi-million-pound Lighthouse is named for its landmark approach to whisky and like an actual lighthouse, the 20m-high stillhouse can be seen for miles around.

Dr Bill said: “Our Lighthouse is the new home of imagination. Here, we’ll indulge our most fantastical ideas as we strive to create a whole array of different flavours. We will play with raw ingredients and make small adjustments and big changes in ways never tried before. Nothing is off limits, as long as it’s delicious.”

glenmorangie the lighthouse

glenmorangie the lighthouse

To mark the Lighthouse opening, Glenmorangie is releasing a mouth-wateringly soft and fruity whisky, limited to 3,000 bottles. Glenmorangie Lighthouse is created with bourbon and sherry casks now encased in the Lighthouse’s walls. Aged 12 years and available only at the Distillery, its spectrum of flavours is a sign of all the wondrous whiskies yet to come.  £85. It will be available exclusively from the Distillery Visitor Centre

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glenmorangie the lighthouse


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