Immersive Whiskey Experience: Glenmorangie Distillery & House

Adventures in whiskey: an immersive experience in the reinvented Glenmorangie house

In the heart of Scotland’s rugged Highlands, Glenmorangie Distillery and House offer a one-of-a-kind immersive whiskey experience

Among the great drinks of the world, single malt whiskey and the places where it is made are particularly well endowed with heritage, culture and magnificent surroundings. The Glenmorangie Distillery, in the heart of Scotland’s rugged Highlands, has channeled these attributes into creating an immersive whiskey experience that offers the chance to appreciate every part of whiskey history at its source.

Glenmorangie House

The dining room at Maison Glenmorangie

Visitors can elevate their single malt adventures with a stay at Glenmorangie House, which is nestled in the beautiful Highland countryside and just minutes from the Distillery. The beautiful 17th century house is surrounded by fields of barley, from which whiskey is made, and has recently undergone a dramatic reincarnation that takes guests on an exciting sensory journey through the whiskey-making process.

Designed with an exuberant touch by Russell Sage Studio, each space is a window to the world of whiskey. Take a seat in the morning room, which, with its golden, hand-painted Fromental wallpaper, is reminiscent of a sunny barley field before harvest. The dining room, meanwhile, evokes the warmth and grandeur of copper stills. Each of the luxurious rooms reflects an alluring aspect of the colors, tastes and scents of the whiskey, and is studded with original and delicious details.

Glenmorangie House

Russell Sage remarks “the goal of creating a joyful experience” and “that people have a real sense of surprise and discovery”. The drawers in the Sunset Room, for example, are lined with cards from Jerez – a reference to the Lasanta phrase from Glenmorangie, which is finished in sherry casks from Jerez in Spain.

The reserve room

A sense of belonging and community is enhanced by the celebration of local artisans, who have been called upon to create unique pieces, from paintings and prints to hand-tufted rugs, blown glass and woven willow baskets.

The world of whiskey is steeped in history and heritage, but that doesn’t mean it’s positioned in the past; far from it, the whiskey experience is constantly evolving with our modern world, and in addition to the reimagining of the house, the distillery has now revealed the Lighthouse research and innovation laboratory designed by architects Barthélémy Griño, a revolutionary expansion from several million pounds to its existing stone buildings.

Extension of the Glenmorangie distillery

The extension of the Phare, a research and innovation laboratory for the distillery

The Lighthouse can be seen as a playground for whiskey makers, where Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie Creative Director of Whiskey, continues his pioneering work in pushing the boundaries of single malt production.

The 20m tall glass building takes its place as a spectacular modern feature of the Highland Coast, with the signature, tall copper stills visible through the glazing. Custom-designed stills feature a host of modifications that greatly expand what is possible with the raw ingredients for whiskey production (there are only three: barley, water, and yeast). A laboratory is installed above the quiet house, in which Lumsden and his team are experimenting.

The still house, in the lighthouse

The combination of heritage, technology and exceptional expertise yields delicious results which are all to be explored at Glenmorangie, whose portfolio is presented to the distillery and home, where you can retire at the end of the day. on a glorious Highland day, reflect on the magnificent experience and enjoy a cocktail by the fire. §

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