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Issue 125 - Ask the Expert

Whisky Magazine Issue 125
January 2015


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I'm aware Glenmorangie Ealanta is not in production anymore but I would like to ask a few questions regarding this wonderful expression. I'm a great fan of the Glenmorangie brand and the whisky itself. Your magazine plays a pivotal role as I go searching for old or increasingly harder to find expressions of Glenmorangie around the world. It has helped me in the past to find rare drams where Google has failed. I would be eternally grateful if you can help me in sourcing Ealanta as this is a great dram that I really miss.
S Coyne

Glenmorangie Ealanta was released two years ago, and was the fourth edition of the Glenmorangie Private Editions range (following Sonnalta, Finealta, and Artein). It was a 19 Years Old Highland single malt whisky aged in heavily-toasted virgin oak casks and bottled at 46%. There are some similarities between Ealanta and the Glenmorangie Missouri Oak Reserve from 2002, which was matured in charred virgin oak, not toasted oak. Ealanta's recommended retail price was £75 on release and there were 3,433 cases produced. Glenmorangie Ealanta was sold in the UK, France, Germany, Scandinavian countries, Taiwan, Japan, and the US. As Ealanta picked up accolades and awards, more and more whisky enthusiasts became keen to buy another bottle. Online auctions are your best bet for sourcing more bottles but be prepared to pay at least double what you paid when it was originally released. For example, Scotch Whisky Auctions in Glasgow had traded 62 bottles of Eal...

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