Glenmorangie stays sweet with Bacalta
Glenmorangie has released Bacalta, a limited edition Madeira cask finish that has been described by its creator as “a burst of sunshine in a glass”.
Scots Gaelic for ‘baked’, Bacalta is the first Glenmorangie expression finished entirely in sun-baked Malmsey Madeira casks. It joins Glenmorangie’s Private Edition range.
It is matured in toasted American oak casks which have been seasoned with Malmsey, a sweet Madeira wine, and sun-dried.
Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation and Whisky Stocks, said the Madeira cask finish creates complex layers of sweetness.
He said, “For years I had longed to create the best Madeira-finished whisky possible. Realising that ambition took time and dedication, as every step of extra-maturation was tailored exactly to our specifications.
“Connoisseurs will recognise the radiating warmth of our bespoke sun-baked casks in Glenmorangie Bacalta’s aromas of ripe apricots, white chocolate and mineral notes.
“Glenmorangie Bacalta is a burst of sunshine in a glass.”
Bottled at 46% ABV, and non-chill filtered, Glenmorangie Bacalta is available from specialist whisky shops priced £79.
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