Glenmorangie // Highlands, Scotland
Gaelic for “The Chosen One”, Glenmorangie’s Taghta was launched in 2013 as the world’s first crowd-managed single malt, with the inspiration for the name, label design, and even cask type used coming from those who participated in the whisky’s creation. With a limited bottle run of 12,000; the whisky was originally intended for only those who had helped with the creation. The Taghta was finished in a Manzanilla cask, a type of fino sherry.
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 Typefinished in Manzanilla sherry casks
"The whisky starts sweet, flowing out of the glass with a surprisingly spring in its step that highlights the Manzanilla casking. A citric zest follows, with lightly buttered nuts moving surrounded by honey and spices. Sultanas join the mix, lightly roasted and caramelized, but in all the whisky is light and sprightly. On the palate the citric zest really appears, with the spices coming out of their hiding places while caramel moves beneath and brine echoing in the back ground. The finish is medium, falling off after a mix of spice and salt bringing the dram to a close."