The single malt Glenmorangie Signet has won the coveted “Highland Malt of the Year”at the Whisky Magazine Awards 2011.
The Easter Ross dram received praise for its ‘regal finish’ and deep amber colour, says the Press & Journal.
Master distiller Bill Lumsden created Signet from a secret combination of the oldest and rarest Glenmorangie whiskies’, and a spirit made using heavily-roasted chocolate malted barley to give the whisky its unique character.
Lumsden said: “Signet is an icon in its own right having beaten competition from all over the world.
“Glenmorangie is all about going the extra mile and producing whisky that is unnecessarily well made.
“Glenmorangie Signet is a rich, super premium spirit that will appeal to those who seek character and depth.”
Lumsden was recently given an outstanding achievement award by the international wine and spirit competition for his work as a pioneer of wood management and cask selection.