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Companta, it’s a Scots Gaelic means “Friendship”. It is the 5th Glenmorangie's annually released Private Edition range.
- Country: Scotland
- Region: Highland
- Distillery: Glenmorangie
- Strength: 46.0%
- Bottler: Original Bottling
- Cask Type: Grand Cru Burgundy & Cotes Du Rhone
Glenmorangie Distillery was founded in 1843 by Brothers John and William Mathesen who had a history in whisky production. The distillery was located in Tain, Ross-shire which is a country in Highland of Scotland. In 1918, 40% of the distillery was sold to Macdonald and Muir, and 60% was sold to Durham(A whisky dealing company). Production continued successfully under its new ownership, with Macdonald eventually taking complete control of the distillery. At the last, it was owned by Glenmorangie Distillery Company Ltd. in 2004 finally.
In 1930s, due to the great pressure that the global financial depression and American Prohibition act put on the whisky industry, the distillery was forced to close. After being mothballed for five years, the distillery was reopened in 1936 with production resuming immediately.
In 1980s, due to the increasing of demand, the original pair of distillery stills were expanded to four and doubled again to a total of eight in 1990 and finally expanded to ten. The huge-scale production was supported by four wash and four spirit. The wash stills each have a production capacity of 12’500 litres, while the spirit stills have an 8’000 litre capacity. All of the stills have a unique tall shape, with round spherical lids and a tall, vertical neck reaching straight up from the lid. They also use reflux bowls to increase the reflux at the lower end of the tall necks. Actually, Glenmorangie used to have the tallest stills in Scotland. The process was knowing as 'reflux', and results in a very smooth and mild malt whisky. In 1994, the Glenmorangie Port Wood Finish was released, which marked the beginning of a new era of wood finishes being released from the distillery.
Glenmorangie‘s water source is the Tarlogie Springs, situated in the Tarlogie Hills above the distillery. These waters fell as rain on the Hill of Tain. Then filtered down and gathering minerals through the lime and sandstone rocks before rising again at Tarlogie. It can take up to a hundred years for the falling rain to emerge as spring water. So precious is this source of water that Glenmorangie has acquired the entire catchment area of the spring.
There will be a challenge to find a independent bottling of Glenmorangie in the market since they released a wide selection of official bottling for those wishing to expand their single malt experience. The official range included The Orginal, 18YO and 25YO bottling. As well as a variety of wood finishes with an age of typically 12 years and distiller’s editions.