This expression was initially released for the travel retail market as part of the distillery’s “Legends” series. This is a whisky with a story, playing homage to the annual visit that King James IV made to the tomb of Saint Duthac- the Patron Saint of Tain, where Glenmorangie is situated. The ruins of this tomb form a key part of the landscape around Glenmorangie’s distillery, and the distillers are making a greater statement about the importance of history and place to the production of their whisky.
The whisky itself is particularly interesting, taking Glenmorangie’s classic ex-bourbon cask whisky, and finishing it in both Pedro Ximénez and virgin oak casks. This adds powerful spice, dried fruit, and toasted buttery notes to the typical Glenmorangie’s elegant, slightly floral whisky. For long time Glenmorangie fans this will mark a break from the norm, and a delicious one at that. It really is, a whisky fit for a king!