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A Symphony of Nature: The Glenmorangie Dr. Bill Lumsden and Azuma Makoto Craft Extraordinary Whisky

The Glenmorangie Limited Edition Celebrates Beauty with Every Sip

For whisky enthusiasts and art admirers alike, Glenmorangie has unveiled a remarkable limited edition: the Dr. Bill Lumsden x Azuma Makoto 23 Year Old. This exquisite single malt is the product of a unique collaboration between Dr. Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s Director of Whisky Creation, and renowned Japanese botanical artist Azuma Makoto. Their shared passion for nature has resulted in a whisky that not only tantalizes the taste buds but also stuns the senses.

Inspired by the breathtaking beauty of Glenmorangie’s Highland distillery, Dr. Lumsden embarked on a journey to capture the essence of nature in a bottle. He crafted a rich and mellow whisky, aged for 23 years in a combination of traditional bourbon casks and, for the first time at Glenmorangie, Chardonnay casks from the esteemed Meursault appellation in Burgundy. This innovative cask finishing process imbues the whisky with unique notes of lemon balsam, poached pears, and cocoa powder, beautifully complementing the oaky and earthy tones of a matured spirit.

Across the globe, in his Tokyo studio, Azuma Makoto felt a similar pull from nature. Imbued by the whisky’s complex flavor profile, he created a captivating botanical sculpture titled “Shinra Bansho,” which translates to “The Universe of All Things.” This artistic masterpiece adorns the limited edition packaging, further solidifying the connection between the whisky and the natural world.

Dr. Lumsden himself is thrilled with the final product. “Our collaboration with Azuma Makoto is a delicious celebration of nature’s wonder,” he proclaims. “This 23-year-old single malt truly encapsulates nature in all its forms, offering a symphony of flavors that reflects the artistry and inspiration drawn from the natural world.”

The Glenmorangie Dr. Bill Lumsden x Azuma Makoto 23 Year Old is a testament to the power of collaboration and a must-have for collectors and whisky connoisseurs seeking a truly unique and extraordinary experience. With its limited availability, this exquisite whisky is sure to become a treasured possession.

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