Renowned as a pioneer in its field of uniting tradition with innovation in creating the world’s finest and multiple award-winning single malt whiskies, Glenmorangie recently hosted a special whisky tasting of its Glenmorangie Original, Glenmorangie Lasanta, and Glenmorangie Signet for members of the media and a select group of Malaysian whisky lovers took place at CHAZE At Marquee.

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At the event, guests were greeted by a pair of giraffes made to resemble the stills found at the Glenmorangie distillery. Widely known for having the tallest stills in Scotland, they measure 8 metres high (26ft 1/4 inches) with their long copper necks standing at 5.14 metres (16ft 10 1/4 inches) – the same height as a fully grown adult giraffe. With only the lightest and purest of vapours making its way to the top, the product is smoother, more elegant whisky.

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Glenmorangie Original – lightly chill-filtered and bottled at 40% ABV.

Glenmorangie Original is the original expression of the Distillery’s elegant, floral spirit. This ten-year old single malt is the backbone of Glenmorangie’s range, with an unmistakable scent of citrus and ripening peaches, softened by the aroma of vanilla. Its taste is of vanilla, with a burst of flowery fruitiness, followed by a clean aftertaste with hints of orange and peach.

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Dr Bill who was also named Master Distiller/Master Blender of the Year at Whisky Magazine’s ‘Icon’s of Whisky 2016’ awards said that “As a kaleidoscope for the senses, Glenmorangie is focussed on the quality of the spirit, the enticing sensory journey it beckons, and the illuminating quality and refinement of its complex character.”

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Glenmorangie Lasanta – lightly chill-filtered and bottled at 43% ABV.

This light russet-coloured single malt is extra-matured in Oloroso sherry casks to give a richer and rounder finish, with additional finishing in casks which contained Pedro Ximenez – the ‘King of sherries.’ The whisky’s Spanish characteristics are relected in its soft texture and deep, sweet aroma of warm spices, chocolate-covered raisins, honeycomb and caramel toffee.

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Glenmorangie Signet – without chill-filtering and bottled at 46% ABV.

If you are in slightly cold room, do hold it around your palm to keep the whisky slightly warm up. To open up the flavours and aroma when you smell and taste it. This dark russet-coloured single malt is a blend of the brand’s oldest whisky, matured in a selection of the world’s finest casks – made bespoke for Glenmorangie from American white oak. Undoubtedly the richest whisky in the Glenmorangie range, Signet retains a strong Aruba espresso aroma fused with sherry and candied orange peel. Its taste is a contrast of rich sweetness with an explosive crackle of sizzling spices and bitter mocha, finishing with fresh hints of mint and bright citrus.

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My all time favourite is still Asta, and the new flavour Signet is my personal favourite. Love the robust flavour and smoothness of it.

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I have not heard about Jonnie Walker Green Label for quite a while till recently was invited to attend their relaunch where I have also learnt that during the revision of Jonnie Walker in year 2012 where Green Label was discontinued, this is where Gold Label Reserve and Platinum Label were then introduce to the market with exception of Taiwan still remain n sale for it.

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Chaze have took a mini revamp on their walkway to be replace with all the visuals of Jonnie Walker  where then will lead you to the bottle.

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Then were introduce to their new brand story how this new Green Label 15 years is being crafted .

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Right before the launch, we were introduce to three different types of single malt that is the mix element for Green Label.

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Talisker from the Isle of Skye, with its wood smoke, pepper, oak and rich fruits, gives the blend power and depth of character. Linkwood, distinctive Speyside malt, adds the finesse with its light garden fruits and flowers and cedar wood notes. Cragganmore, a sweet and fragrant Speyside malt, gives the blend an exceptional malty heart and hints of sweet wood smoke and sandalwood. Finally, Caol Ila (which is the best among the three)- the Isle of Islay’s best kept secret – is a very special malt which brings an element of maritime mystery through its notes of rich fruit, drying sea salt and peat smoke, each adding to the natural intensity of Johnnie Walker Green Label

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We were then brought to tasting room with to embark on a digital journey to understand the art of creating the Green Label blend, with host by global whisky expert from Diageo, Georgie Bell, who introduced guests to the wide flavour spectrum of Green Label and its delightful complexities.  

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I guess with this new introduction back to the market, clearly my preference would be siding to Green Label 15 years over their Platinum or Gold Label Reserve series as I love the taste more.

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With some familiar faces and of course my great buddy Johnson whom have not seen him in ages. 

Johnnie Walker Green Label has won a string of international awards including Double Gold and Best Blended Scotch at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in both 2006 and 2007. It is now available in Malaysia at all authorized distributors. For further information please visit:-

Official website           : www.johnniewalker.com

Facebook page            : https://www.facebook.com/JohnnieWalkerMalaysia/

Official hashtags         : #johnniewalkermy


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