Glenmorangie unveils new innovation distillery

GLENMORANGIE is opening the doors to its new innovation distillery, which has been tipped to bring a ‘kaleidoscope’ of new flavours to Scotch whisky.

The Lighthouse distillery, located in Tain, looks out over the Dornoch Firth in the Highlands, boasts a 20-metre-high glass stillhouse and sensory laboratory.

Designed by Paris-based Barthélémy Griño Architects, with construction overseen by engineering consultancy Blyth+Blyth, Glenmorangie said the distillery will allow director of whisky creation Dr Bill Lumsden and his team to ‘redefine every aspect of their craft, and bring their most extraordinary ideas to life’. Morrison Construction was main contractor on the project.

A triple-height still room in the stillhouse has two of the copper stills in which Glenmorangie’s fruity spirit is made, while wood-hybrid cladding has been created using select casks in which the comapny’s whisky has been aged.

Thomas Moradpour, president and CEO of The Glenmorangie Company, said, “Global demand for Glenmorangie is growing significantly. The first of its kind, our Lighthouse experimental distillery is the keystone of our plans to stay at the forefront of taste innovation. By giving our talented creation team free rein, we will welcome even more consumers worldwide to enjoy delicious whiskies.”