Press release: Glenmorangie


15 March 2011, Cape Town, South Africa;

Whilst stocking up for Purim remember that Glenmorangie Original, one of the world’s finest single malt whiskies is officially kosher-certified by the world’s largest kosher certification agency, Orthodox Union.

“We are gratified to be able to offer the Glenmorangie range to the Jewish community in South Africa,” says Sean Harrison, brand manager of Glenmorangie South Africa. Glenmorangie Whisky Ambassador Niel Hendriksz explains that you can choose from two certified expressions in the range,

“Firstly, Glenmorangie Original is the original expression of the elegant, floral spirit of the Glenmorangie range. Occasional nose notes of vanilla or the most ethereal of banana or peach vapors that are brought out with a dash of water complement a decent solid body.”

“Astar is matured in specially selected oak casks perfect for imparting the maximum amount of flavour. The aroma is rich in toffee, and the taste is crème-brulee with a burst of mouth-watering pineapple, poached pears and apricots, smothered with vanilla custard.

Another idea currently growing in popularity is celebrating such occasions with a whisky cocktail, infused with modern panache. Top bartenders are taking these classic recipes for drinks such as the Manhattan, Rob Roy, Bobby Burns and Whisky Sour and personalising them by adding aromatic bitters, more complex vermouths, homemade syrups and liqueurs.

“There are so many ways to enjoy a fine Scotch whisky,” says Niel Hendricksz, “Depending on your preferred tastes, this could be the reinvention of an old cocktail recipe, or a more classic serve.”

Glenmorangie Cocktails

The Orangie

Clean and fresh, this is refreshing and zesty, perfectly showcasing the bergamot and mandarin notes of Glenmorangie Original


50 ml Glenmorangie Original

15 ml Crème de Peche

10 ml Grand Marnier


Place cube after cube of cold, clean ice into a glass of Glenmorangie Original then slowly stir to progressively dilute and chill the drink. Add the Crème de Peche and Grand Marnier, while continuing to stir. Garnish with grapefruit zest.

Signet Padovani


45ml Glenmorangie Signet

15ml St. Germain


Stir ingredients over ice and strain into an ice-filled glass. The St. Germain beautifully complements the heavier coffee, plum and tobacco tones in the whisky creating an incredible mixture that is remarkably simple in recipe, yet so deep and complex in flavour.
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About Glenmorangie:

Glenmorangie is, quite simply, the most delicious and complex single malt whisky in the world.  Its multi-layered aromas and kaleidoscopic flavours stimulate the senses and entice the palate.  Undeniably the most complex and perfectly balanced single malt, every sip of Glenmorangie offers a heady and alluring experience in taste, texture and aroma.

This beautifully seductive spirit originates in the heart of the Scottish Highlands at the Glenmorangie distillery, where it is first captured by elegant, swan necked stills that are the tallest in Scotland, and then expertly matured in the finest oak casks. It is finally perfected by the 16 Men of Tain, a small group of men with immense skill and enviable knowledge who are the craftsmen of Glenmorangie, the patient patrons of quality and excellence who use the time-honoured, traditional skills that have passed from generation to generation.

The Glenmorangie Company is one of the most renowned and innovative distillers and marketers of Scotch whisky brands worldwide and is part of Moët Hennessy, the wine and spirits division of Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH). The distillery was founded in 1843 and is renowned as a pioneer in its field uniting tradition with innovation.

Aroma: Imagine yourself in an Italian garden surrounded with mandarin, lemon, apple, pear and peach trees, their fruit ripening in the sun. Add to this the scent of vanilla ice cream, then enjoy the herbal aromas of geranium and wild mint growing nearby.

Taste: Savour the fruits of the Italian garden as creamy vanilla slips like liquid silk over the tongue as peaches and cream, mandarins and lemons effervesce in the mouth.

Finish: The charming sweetness of delicious juices is left on the tongue pale.

Responsible Drinking:

The Glenmorangie Company advocates responsible drinking and suggests that drinkers savour Glenmorangie whiskies in moderation and in line with recommended daily guidelines for alcohol consumption.