Glenmorangie a Tale of Tokio

Scotland, United Kingdom

Price: 102,20

Price: 146,00 €/L

Inspired by Dr Bill Lumden's memories of his many visits to Japan, a new limited edition whisky has arrived from Glenmorangie Distillery.

This is the first Glenmorangie whiskey partially aged in Japanese Mizunara oak casks. These barrels are extremely rare and hard to find. It takes 200 years for Mizunara oak tree to be ready for logging, compared to the American oak, which takes "only" 100 years. The influence of Mizunara oak is incredibly complex and unusual for the Western man palate, but harmony is achieved by blending with whisky from ex-sherry and ex-bourbon casks. It took 2-3 years of research and blending to achieve the perfect balance of flavors and aromas.

Glenmorangie Tale of Tokyo is bronze in color, like the rising sun. The aromas on the nose are strong, herbal, fruity but also toffee-like. You can feel sandalwood, incense and cedar wood, along with the scents of fresh and dried bitter cherries and orange zest. Vanilla, anise, pepper and a little cinnamon are also prominent.

In the mouth it is juicy and strong, but light and silky. You can feel the soft sweetness of the wood, along with a light citrus freshness. It is an incredible blend of flavors of fresh and dried fruit, fennel, pepper and sweet spices. The finish is long, slightly nutty and classic Glenmorangie – almond, with cocoa, marzipan and mandarines.

The creative packaging was created by the Japanese artist Yamaguchi Akira to visually revive the flavors of Glenmorangie Tale of Tokyo. The rich layers of the city, its history and culture are shown, along with many hidden elements of Glenmorangie and Japan's connection (Can you find the giraffe or Dr Bill? Pay attention to the clock that shows the year Glenmorangie was founded.).

With this whisky, at least in your mind and at least for a moment you can travel to Tokyo, to that enchanting city of contrasts and discover its magic by yourself.

Glenmorangie Tale of Tokyo won Double Gold at the 2023 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.