Glenmorangie Signet came through intensive rounds of blind tastings from a global panel of experts to be crowned Highland Malt of the year at the Whisky Magazine 2011 Awards.
The World Whisky Awards are regarded as the Oscars of the industry. Like Colin Firth’s performance in The King’s Speech, the judges liked the rich and regal finish of Signet. Signet has been created from a secret combination of the oldest and rarest Glenmorangie whiskies using high roasted ‘chocolate’ malted barley. The single malt is deepest amber in colour and delivers notes of cocoa, mocha, plum pudding, and baked apricots.
The competition is chaired by international whisky expert Dave Broom. Winners progressed through three rounds of blind tastings to emerge as the victors in their categories. Signet’s success dovetails with The Glenmorangie Company’s drive to provide a peerless blend of quality and innovation. At a previous Icons awards ceremony the company was hailed as ‘Innovator of the Year’ by the judges due to the bold steps taken with the brand.
The man behind Glenmorangie Signet is Dr Bill Lumsden. He was recently given an outstanding achievement award by the International Wine and Spirit Competition for his work as a pioneer of wood management and cask selection. The sublime flavour and rich velvet texture of Signet comes from its maturation in the most exclusive casks.
Dr Bill Lumsden, Head of Distilling and Whisky Creation at The Glenmorangie Company, said: “We’re thrilled that the prestigious Whisky Magazine Icons Awards has crowned Signet as the Highland Malt of the Year. Signet now stands as an icon in its own right having beaten off stiff competition from all over the world. “Glenmorangie is all about going the extra mile and producing exceptional whisky. Glenmorangie Signet is a rich super premium spirit that will appeal to those who seek character and depth.”
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