Glenmorangie is a top selling single malt in Scotland. Its stills are the tallest of all Scottish distilleries which explains the giraffes in the gift shop!. Glenmorangie was founded in 1843 although there’s evidence of illicit whisky production in the area prior to that. It’s situated on a beautiful spot beside the Dornoch Firth. Glenmorangie has recently been involved in a project to reintroduce oysters to the area.
In 1995 a group of Japanese Bartenders were on a visit to Glenmorangie to learn about its whisky. While at the distillery there was torrential rain which encroached ino the distillery. Dr Bill Lumsden, Distillery Manager described it as a “river flowing through”. The distillery workers and Japanese visitors worked together to bail out water in order to successfully keep production going.
Glenmorangie Distillery Tours
Pre Covid 19 Glenmorangie offered tours. The Glenmorangie Original Tour combined a distillery tour with a single tasting. The Sygnet Tour has an additional dram from the exclusive Sygnet range.
Glenmorangie is offering tastings including …. The Classic which introduces the core range which includes Glenmorangie Original, Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban & Glenmorangie Nectar d’Or. See website for further details.
Distilleries in the area are getting busier so plan ahead and book tour and tasting places well in advance. This is partly due to the popularity of the North Coast 500, a tourist route around the North of Scotland.