Glenmorangie // Highlands, Scotland
Introduced in late January 2018, Spìos is the ninth edition in the Private Edition series. This limited edition aged entirely in American ex-rye whiskey barrels, a first for Glenmorangie. Created by Dr. Bill Lumsden, director of whisky creation, distilling, & whisky stocks for Glenmorangie, he sourced the first-fill casks used for the single malt. Spìos (pronounced "spee-oss") is Scots Gaelic for "spice". Bottled un-chillfiltered at 46% ABV.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typefirst-fill American ex-rye whiskey
"The nose is an indulgent blend of earthy grass, clove, and cinnamon with creamy almond rye flake cereal. But, the whisky hits turbo on the palate with black pepper and a zesty spiciness where the classic floral tones of Glenmorangie Original has been toned down in favor of rye-influenced spice and bright mint. The mid-palate is like 1960’s Batman TV series when Adam West punches a villain. POW! The whisky swells into a finish of endless sweet and fresh spice that stack together better than Lego bricks."