Out of 14 Glenmorangie warehouses, Cellar 13 is located nearest to the sea. Glenmorangie Cellar 13 was introduced in the late 1990s as Travel Retail exclusive and was discontinued in 2007.
It was a vatting of whiskies aged solely in first fill bourbon barrels stored in the famous Cellar 13 for 10 to 12 years. The main difference between standard 10 years old bottling and Cellar 13 was the influence of sea in the palate of the latter. Glenmorangie is currently ranked number four in single malt whisky category, behind Glenfiddich, Glenlivet and Macallan, with annual sales of 6.5 million bottles.
Nose: fresh, flowery and grassy, apples, coconut flakes, sweet oats, walnuts, vanilla, white chocolate, hints of cinnamon and mint and breath of sea air.
Palate: malty and flowery with salty tang, vanilla custard, buttered toast, apples, lemon grass, cinnamon, candied ginger and subtle oaky dryness.
Finish: long, malty and spicy with delicate saltiness mingling with vanilla sweetness.