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?Glenmorangie releases Companta Private Edition Whisky

Published:  09 January, 2014

Glenmorangie has released its fifth annual private edition label called Companta, which has been aged in Grand Cru and Côtes du Rhône casks.

Dr Bill Lumsden, head of distiliing and whisky creation at Glenmorangie, said of the new limited edition release:  "To complement the bold, spicy character imparted from the Grand Cru casks, I selected a parcel of Glenmorangie which had been extra maturing in casks having previously contained a lusciously sweet fortified wine from Côtes du Rhône. It took some time, but with careful fine-tuning we reached a harmonious assemblage which proved the perfect balance; neither too bold nor too tame!"

It is the latest creation from Lumsden and his team, who has become renown as a pioneer and scientist in whisky brand development, touring the world in search of particular casks that will impart certain characteristics for his whisky creations.

Companata, which  means "friendship" in Scots Gaelic, is 46% ABV and is retailing at only a select number of specialst retailers this month at a rrp of £69.99.

Past private editions produced by Glenmorangie have become highly sought after by collectors and with limited production demand far out reaches supply. 

Companta means "friendship" in Scots Gaelic.