Open 7 days a week all year. £2.50 admission charge. Best to book in advance, especially in the middle of summer.
My visit to Glenmorange Distillery in July 2010 was a typical tourist event and paled in comparison with the tour of Balblair which followed it, but the Astar was discounted in the shop, which helped. That original comment is perhaps a little unfair, in that the tour is of course very professional, starts off in a museum full of old whisky artifacts and concludes with a tasting of a couple of drams. Additional drams can be bought to add to the tasting experience.
Glenmorangie has the tallest stills in Scotland - in sharp contrast to the short dumpy stills at nearby Balblair.
Before Glen Moray was sold off, it was standard practice to add a few drops to any Glenmorangie leaving the ditillery for blending to prevent it ever being bottled as an independant single malt.
Glenmorangie is usually translated as "Vale of tranquility", and is pronounced with the emphasis on the second syllable (Wikipedia audio file).
Malt Madness, Undiscovered Scotland, Wikipedia, WhiskyMerchants.co.uk
Open Cycle Map Bing Map * Sustrans Map (search for Morangie Road, Tain)
On the A9 just North of Tain.
Nearest station is Tain (TAI) Live Train Times.
If your bike's laid up, the distillery is just over a mile from the Station.
Click the map's Google logo to go to Google Maps - for Directions, Street View etc.
Glenmorangie bottles are generally named rather than bottled specifically by age. The exceptions being the 18 and 25 year olds. The Original is a new name for what used to be the 10yo; there are three 12year olds which have been "extra matured" named Quinta Ruban (port), Lasanta (sherry), & Nectar d'Or (sauternnes). Astar is cask strength (57.1%); Sonnalta PX has 2 of its 12 years in ex Pedro Ximenez sherry casks; while Finealta is said to recreate a recipe from 1903. The jewel in the Glenmorangie crown for me is the Signet - no age statement, but the oldest whiskies said to be "over 30" and using roasted "chocolate" barley malt. Tastes great, but costs £120!
Unfortunately the changes to the range brought about after LVMH bought the distillery lead to the discontinuation of the excellent 15yo.
You won't find any independent bottlings except SMWS.
LFW, RMW, TWE
Nearest Bike shops
Heaven Bikes The Shed Station, Ardgay, IV24 3DJ 07543 466699
Ken Ross Cycles 2 Munro Street, Invergordon, IV18 0AU 01349 852538
The Mellow Velo 2 High Street, Alness, IV17 0SH 01349 883141 @
Photos on this page were taken by me. Click on photo to enlarge. Full size versions of all my photos of Glenmorangie Distillery are available on Flickr.