Glenmorangie Distillery, Tain, Highlands, Scotland.
The Signet features the largest reproduction of the distillery logo, itself a representation of an ancient work Pictish. This old sculpture, called the Cadboll Hilton Stone, was made towards the end of the 8th century after Jesus Christ. It survived the sands of time, firmly anchored in the land of the distillery, until the day it was repatriated to the Royal Museum of Scotland.
Glenmorangie in 2000 asked Barry Grove, a local sculptor, to recreate the stone by hand. After four years of hard work, the reproduction has taken over the place of the original stone on the distillery grounds and inspires the engraving that adorns all Glenmorangie bottles.
As the American writer said so well Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) so aptly put it:
There is no need to burn books to destroy a culture. Just to make people stop reading them.
Really dark red, I almost have the impression of having a red wine.
Beautiful sweetness in the background with a low wind of sherry, candied fruit and choco-vanilla. A kind of delicate potpourri with oak chips comes to tease us a little.
Juicy and smooth. Sweet and spicy vanilla, honey and berries. Without forgetting the star, this beautiful cereal.
Scented pipe tobacco. Nice heat, potpourri, oak plank full of sherry. I greet the Indian in front of the tobacco shop.
The warmest Glenmos I have had the chance to try to date. Worth its weight in gold. Not to be drunk lightly.
Note: ★ ★ ★ ★★