Glenmorangie launches the first in the series of Legends Collection: the Glenmorangie Duthac
December 21, 2015: Drawing inspiration from people and events important in its history, Glenmorangie’s Legends Collection has launched its first in the series: the Glenmorangie Duthac.
Glenmorangie Duthac remembers King James IV’s annual pilgrimage to Saint Duthac’s shrine in Tain, home to the Glenmorangie Distillery since 1843, where the King often sought peace ahead of foreboding times. St Duthac’s shrine held a particular importance for the King of Scots, who felt such a personal connection with the saint that he made a six-week round trip to Tain each year for up to 20 years. The final leg of James IV’s journey to St Duthac’s shrine, through the Highlands and across the Cromarty Firth, became so renowned, it is still known as The King’s Route.
Dr Bill Lumsden, Director of Distilling and Whisky Creation, said, “The paradox of flavours will take malt whisky enthusiasts on a journey of the senses through rich, dark notes of milk chocolate, toffee, Brazil nuts and spice, into the delicate sweetness of vanilla, apricots in cream and marzipan. Part-finished in casks which contained Pedro Ximénez – the King of Sherries – and in charred virgin oak, Glenmorangie Duthac provides a majestic balance of bold sweetness and intense spice.”
Glenmorangie Duthac is available at travel retail stores at USD 90.