Glenmorangie Tùsail – the sixth Private Edition release – is quite different. Rather than exploring a key aspect of the production process, it explores one of whisky’s principal ingredients, barley. In this way Glenmorangie Tùsail allows aficionados to experience barley’s remarkable influence on Glenmorangie. And the barley in question, inevitably, is not just any barley…
Maris Otter Winter Barley was originally bred in 1960s England, on Maris Lane near Grantchester. Just outside Cambridge, this is quintessential England. Here the River Cam meanders peacefully. The dreaming spires of the university town are visible. And nearby is the home of perhaps the most English of all poets, Rupert Brooke.
Yet Glenmorangie has used Marris Otter to create something evidently Scottish, something distinctly Glenmorangie. This latest Private Edition Single Malt, Glenmorangie Tùsail. Drawing on the marked taste of Maris Otter it celebrates the dedication of those who, not so long ago, saved this grain from extinction.