Glenmorangie presents its first whisky created from wild yeasts

This whisky by Glenmorangie is part of the tenth anniversary of the collection -Private Edition-, an occasion to present the first of its kind in the distillery.

Allta is the first whisky from the distillery created from a wild yeast developed directly from Glenmorangie’s barley. Its name means wild in Gaelic. A rich and fruity edition, with which the distillery reveals the importance of yeast in the myriad flavors of Scotch whiskies.

The Cadboll barley spikes used for its creation were located by Glenmorangie’s Director of Distillation, Creation and Stocks, Dr. Bill Lumsden, near the distillery. An analysis in the laboratory led him to prove the existence of the wild yeast Saccharomyces diaemath, which is surprisingly perfect for making whisky.

Allta whisky rests in old bourbon barrels to reveal the fruity character of the yeast. The result is a rich, creamy whisky that sets as a new note on Glenmorangie’s palette of flavours. A nose of floral notes, biscuit, baked bread and a rich taste of vanilla, orange syrup and mild pepper.

Its tasting notes are: straw color; round nose; penetrating taste with a note of lemon and aromas of mint; long, earthy finish with a pinch of bitter orange and mint.

 

Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.