Glenmorangie Allta is a limited-edition single malt released to mark the 10th anniversary of Glenmorangie’s Private Edition series. The yeasty, biscuit-y nose gives way to an archetypal Glenmorangie palate rich with floral flavours and zesty citrus, augmented by notes of freshly-baked bread, a light menthol freshness and a long, earthy finish.
Allta, which means ‘wild’ in Scots Gaelic, is made using a previously-undiscovered strain of local yeast growing on the barley near the Glenmorangie distillery. This yeast has been used to ferment the barley on which it grew before distillation, lending the spirit not only a distinctive flavour, but an undeniable sense of place.
Nose: Rounded, with biscuit tones, light, floral notes and scents of baking bread emerging alongside vanilla, raisins and mandarin orange.
Palate: A crisp, citrus texture brings tastes of butter candy, more creamy vanilla and orange syrup with a little yeast in the background. Then gentle mint and a suggestion of sweet chilli.
Finish: Long and earthy, with hints of bitter-sweet orange and peppermint.