3 BOUTIQUE WHISKIES FOR FATHER’S DAY GIFTING
As a personal project of Dr Bill Lumsden, the distillery’s director, the process to create the Glenmorangie Balcalta began more than 20 years ago. The casks used to finish the whisky, were made from tightly-grained, air-seasoned American oak staves that were heavily toasted to ensure the finest flavours. The casks were then seasoned to Dr Bill’s exact specifications and baked to maturity within the casks as they lay in the heat of the Madeira sun for two years.
Crafted from 100% roasted heirloom blue corn, a special, regional ingredient, this rich whisky was Texas’ first whisky on the market after the Prohibition. Blue Baby is intentionally youthful with round nuttiness, roasted overtones and refined complexity. The whisky possesses a viscous mouth feel but gives off a soft finish. With it showcasing the flavour and texture of Blue Corn rather than hiding it with heavy, wood flavours, Baby Blue is able to boast a true taste of Texas.