Glenmorangie A Story of the Forest will launch in October 2022. (Photograph: Glenmorangi)

Highland single malt distiller Glenmorangie creates a whiskey distilled from barley with Woodland Botanicals, the aptly named Glenmorangie A Story of the Forest.

Glenmorangie’s director of whiskey manufacturing, Dr. Invoice Lumsden, stated he drew inspiration from the woods close to his residence and included native vegetation in the course of the killing course of. These flora embrace juniper berries, birch bark and heather flowers. The whiskey was aged in bourbon barrels, together with a number of refill casks.

In keeping with The Spirits Enterprise, Lumsden stated, “Every time I am going into the woods the place I reside, I see one thing new, whether or not it is the scent of final night time’s rain or the sound of leaves rustling.” “With pungency of pine needles, woodland moss, juniper, and flavors of eucalyptus, mint, bitter orange and distant smoke, A Story of the Forest is a whiskey, whether or not you take pleasure in it within the woods or in a cocktail at residence.”

As for the label and field design, illustrator Pomme Chan was the mastermind behind the look, with woodland-inspired packaging designs for the brand new releases. To search out inspiration, he took a web page out of Lumsden’s guide and took a stroll in a jungle in Thailand.

“To me, a forest is all concerning the senses—the scent, in addition to what you see and listen to,” Chan stated. “By way of my illustration, I wished to convey the mysterious depths of the woods in addition to the botanicals and flavors you’ll find in whiskey: heather, juniper, orange, mint.”

Bottled at 46% ABV, Glenmorangie A Story of the Forest will retail for $85 and is ready to launch on October third solely from Selfridges till October seventeenth.

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