In 2004 the French luxury goods company, Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy purchased Glenmorangie plc for £300 million.
Three years later the entire range was revamped with couple of notable additions including 25 years old. The Glenmorangie Quarter of Century is the oldest member of the range. It is matured in white American oak, ex-Oloroso sherry and ex-Burgundy casks before vatted together for perfect balance and complexity. Glenmorangie single malt enjoys excellent sales dynamics. Currently the brand sells 5.9 million bottles per annum, showing 82% increase in the last five years.
Nose: very elegant and complex, apricots, oranges, raspberries, plums, vanilla, honey, roasted peanuts, nutmeg, hints of furniture polish, touch of oak and peat.
Palate: rich and creamy, honey, vanilla custard, toffee, orange zest, apricots, Mirabelle jam, nougat, touch of cloves and nutmeg and subtle oaky bitterness.
Finish: long and quite woody, with lots of spice and restrained notes of vanilla and honey.