Thanks to Annette MacKenzie, Visitor Centre Manager at the distillery, we had the good fortune to try the Glenmorangie Cask Masters candidate expressions and vote for our favorite. Now we should note, this Cask Masters idea was put in place to let fans and consumers have a say in what the next Private Edition expression would be (the last one was the wondrously crafted Ealanta).
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With that setup, you can imagine it came as no surprise to us that our preference won the vote. Huzzah, Manzanilla fans and people of good taste everywhere!
Well, now Glenmorangie’s onto the naming part of this game, and the options are three. There’s “Coileanta” (Mastery), “Salainn” (Sea Salt), and “Taghta” (Chosen). We were disappointed that they didn’t give us the option to vote for some other, lesser known Gaelic words that John, Bill, and I have grown to love over the years, like “Inglebourach” (hot mess), “Sonse-spleuchan” (happiness pouch), or “Coileanteach” (masterful old woman–oddly enough, Bill was really hoping for this one). But you know, like a lot of other things, there’s not much we can do when they never bother to ask us first.
You can get in on the voting action (for the not silly names) and get a chance to win a trip to the Glenmorangie Distillery when you do. Go to:
You have to sign up first to be able to vote and to be entered to win prizes. Go to the site, watch the videos, read the stories. Do all of this first so that you can make an educated decision. You know, because these are weighty matters.