Following Duthac and Tayne, Glenmorangie released the third permanent expression to be added to its ‘Legends Collection’. The newly released Glenmorangie Cadboll is a sweet wine cask finished single malt whisky.
Cadboll started its maturation in Ex-Bourbon casks before being finished in superior French barriques which previously held wines such as those of the Muscat and Sémillion grapes. The name comes from ‘Cadboll Cup’, an enigmatic silver wine cup, which entwines Scottish artistry and mysterious French influences in its design, owned by the MacLeods of Cadboll, creators of Glenmorangie House. The wines used in the finishing supposedly reflect the ones that were drunk from the cup in its lifetime.
The distillery explains this as ‘That shared heritage is celebrated in a whisky of tempting, dessert-like flavours, which wonderfully hint at the sweet wines of the past that the Cadboll Cup might once have held.’
The creator of this delightful expression, Dr Bill Lumsden – Glenmorangie’s director of distilling, whisky creation and whisky stocks – said;
“The Cadboll Cup’s secret past is fascinating. Even now, no one knows who crafted the cup – or how its marriage of Highland and continental design came to be. Glenmorangie Cadboll is our sumptuous celebration of its contrasting character.
The whisky’s aromas of baked bread and toasted brioche remind me of France… It is delightfully smooth and sweet on the palate, with tastes of mint humbugs, milky toffee and a long finish, full of old-fashioned confectionery. I hope the travelling connoisseur will enjoy this sweet tribute to our homeland’s heritage.”
Glenmorangie Cadboll is a Travel Exclusive, NAS (Non-Age Statment) bottle that comes at 43% ABV. It is priced at £75
Glenmorangie Cadboll Whisky Tasting Notes (from the producer)
Nose: At first, deliciously sweet, yet dry, like freshly toasted brioche. Then light, sweet and lemony scents emerge, followed by a flinty, fresh dryness and the subtle savoury note of roasted sage.
Palate: Smooth, full and rich on the palate, with tastes of freshly baked biscuits, candy and icing sugar, balanced by a dry, crisp, mineral note and Glenmorangie’s signature floral tones.
Finish: Long and complex, with a final suggestion of old-fashioned strawberry and lemon boiled sweets.