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Glenmorangie’s botanical notes carry the marvel of the forest to life with the launch of A Story of the Forest

Experimental single malt’s botanical notes carry

the marvel of the forest to life 

— Deliciously herbaceous whisky conjures up technicolour work by illustrator Pomme Chan —

Lush and deliciously herbaceous, Glenmorangie A Story of the Forest is Glenmorangie’s first whisky ever crafted from barley kilned with woodland botanicals. Impressed by the pure, everchanging marvel Glenmorangie’s Director of Whisky Creation encounters as he wanders the woods close to his residence, this experimental restricted version evokes the scents, sounds and sights of the forest itself. Dr Invoice Lumsden created its notes of pine, juniper and wooden smoke by bringing again an historical methodology of kilning barley with botanicals. So pleasant are these flavours they’ve led illustrator Pomme Chan to dream up her personal fantastical forest, showcased on the whisky’s pack.

For over 175 years, Glenmorangie’s whisky creators have been endlessly imaginative of their quest to create scrumptious single malts – none extra so than Dr Invoice, recognized for his ‘What if…?’ method to whisky. Some years in the past, dreaming of a whisky which captured the marvel of a stroll within the forest, Dr Invoice recalled how historical Highland whisky makers dried their barley with every kind of forest gas. He started experimenting by kilning his barley with many alternative botanicals. And he found the wondrously totally different flavours which juniper berries, birch bark and heather flowers may carry, when married with just a little peat. On this means, he created a batch of spirit with uncommon aromas of pine needles and juniper, laced with wisps of smoke. Then he aged it in bourbon casks together with many refill casks, chosen to permit the spirit’s flavours to shine.

Pairing up with Glenmorangie to carry the whisky’s flavours to life on its pack, Thai illustrator Pomme Chan walked deep into her favorite forest in northern Thailand and started to attract, taking inspiration from her environment and her conversations with Dr Invoice about Scotland. Quickly she created her personal fantastical forest, which conjures up the packaging’s design. A feast of luxurious technicolour, her illustration echoes the flavours and botanicals of the whisky – with blossoming heather, aromatic juniper and oranges and pine cones dancing on the breeze.

Dr Invoice mentioned: “Each time I’m going into the woods the place I dwell, I discover one thing new, be it the perfume of final evening’s rainfall or the sound of leaves rustling a selected means. I started to think about how we may carry the forest to life in a whisky, by kilning barley with supplies from woodland, the best way our ancestors did. After many experiments, we fell in love with the flavours introduced by juniper, birch bark and heather, to create a Glenmorangie as lush and leafy because the forest itself. With aromas of pine needles, woodland moss, juniper’s sharpness, and tastes of eucalyptus, mint, bitter orange and distant smoke, A Story of the Forest is a whisky to encompass, delight and shock you, whether or not you take pleasure in it deep in a forest or in cocktails at residence.”

Pomme mentioned: “I’m so excited to be collaborating with Glenmorangie for this scrumptious restricted version. To me, a forest is all in regards to the senses – the perfume, in addition to what you see and listen to. By my illustration, I wished to convey the mysterious depth of the forest in addition to the botanicals and flavours yow will discover within the whisky: heather, juniper, orange mint… I hope the pack attracts folks in and invitations them to think about themselves having fun with Glenmorangie A Story of Forest on a hike or a picnic… in a forest, after all!”

Glenmorangie A Story of the Forest is accessible to buy from 3rd October 2022 (by way of Selfridges completely till 17th October). Go to to see Pomme Chan’s paintings and uncover a number of botanical Glenmorangie cocktails created by famend Swedish forager and mixologist Emil Åreng. Friends may also take pleasure in A Story of the Forest at a takeover of the Inexperienced Bar at London’s Café Royal. A particular cocktail menu and venue takeover will probably be operating from the 12th October till the tip of December 2022.

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Tasting Notes:

Glenmorangie A Story of the Forest is bottled at 46% ABV

Color: Deep amber

Nostril: Candy malt, biscuit, creamy with a distinctively sharp botanical edge, like juniper or coriander. A splash of water releases myriad natural and perfumed prime notes, comparable to juniper, coriander, damp woodland, pine needles, nettle and mint. There are glacé cherries, with aromas harking back to candy baking chestnuts and delicate wooden smoke.

Style: A zesty, peppery, effervescent mouthfeel leads into an explosion of flavours: peppermint, menthol, eucalyptus, pine, wooden sap, angelica, bitter orange and a touch of fragrant wooden smoke. The style sensation continues, with a bitter-sweet oak tannin flavour, together with some oily vanilla and hints of aniseed.

End: Lengthy and lingering, with tangy citrus notes comparable to orange and lemon, and oak.

RRP: £75 

About Glenmorangie:

Glenmorangie’s whisky makers use limitless creativeness and 5 key elements – wooden, water, barley, yeast and time – to dream up scrumptious single malt whiskies. They’ve been honing their craft for greater than 175 years. They create a fragile and fruity spirit in stills as tall as a giraffe to permit for extra style and aroma. Led by Director of Whisky Creation Dr Invoice Lumsden, this crackerjack crew are on a mission to carry new flavours and prospects to the world of single malt.

Glenmorangie celebrates the enjoyment of scrumptious single malt in each a part of its universe, from its boutique resort Glenmorangie Home to its vibrant model marketing campaign, shot by famed photographer Miles Aldridge. With its tagline “It’s sort of scrumptious and great”, Glenmorangie invitations whisky lovers outdated and new to see themselves in Glenmorangie’s world.

About Dr Invoice Lumsden:

Dr Invoice Lumsden’s favorite phrase is “What if?”. And all through greater than 25 years with Glenmorangie, the Distillery’s Artistic Director has challenged himself and his crew to take no matter captures their imaginations and switch it into whisky – be that the magic of a snowy day (A Story of Winter) the enjoyment of a cake second (Glenmorangie A Story of Cake), a cup of espresso (Glenmorangie Signet), a gorgeous barley discipline close to the Distillery (Glenmorangie Allta) and extra. With a PhD in biochemistry and a long time of expertise, Dr Invoice has all the abilities wanted to carry these concepts to life. Already, he has earned the admiration of his friends many occasions over. For example, he has taken his place within the Icons of Whisky Corridor of Fame. He has received the Worldwide Whisky Competitors’s award for Grasp Distiller of the Yr extra occasions than anybody else. And he has been named Grasp Blender/Distiller of the Yr by the Worldwide Spirits Problem twice.

In regards to the creation of Glenmorangie A Story of the Forest:

Endlessly enchanted by the sights, sounds and smells of the woodland close to his residence, Dr Invoice has all the time imagined bringing them to life in a whisky. And a few years in the past, recalling how the traditional whisky makers would have used moss, fallen bushes, heather and plenty of different kinds of gas discovered within the forest to dry their barley, he started to experiment through the use of totally different botanicals to kiln his grain. After a collection of trials, he discovered that heather, juniper and birch bark gave probably the most deliciously fragrant and forest-like flavours. And with barley dried on this means, he distilled a treasured batch of spirit. Dr Invoice aged this uncommon spirit for years in a variety of bourbon casks, together with many refill casks, which he selected to showcase the spirit’s uncommon fragrant notes. As lush and leafy because the forest, his creation brims with notes of juniper and coriander from the juniper, sappy, inexperienced notes of damp woodland and pine needles from the birch wooden and comfortable, natural scents from the heather flowers. All these flavours are entwined with Glenmorangie’s signature citrus notes.

About Pomme Chan:

Pomme, who lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand, was recognized as a younger expertise when finding out in London. Identified and revered in Asia for her distinctive ability in hand-drawing, she has beforehand collaborated with many world manufacturers. Her eclectic type takes its inspiration from on a regular basis life, nature, summary shapes, structure and free type. To search out inspiration for her immersive technicolour paintings, she hung out drawing in Wat Chan Pine Forest, the nation’s largest pine forest, situated in Chiang Mai, within the north of Thailand. By hand-drawing and digital strategies, Pomme’s illustration brings to life her personal interpretation of the forest, that includes key botanicals and flavour notes (mint, eucalyptus, heather, orange, juniper, angelica and pine) from the whisky.


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