The Tayne is the second release in the Travel Retail Legends collection, that, like the Private Editions will be added to over the coming years. Each expression is packaged in honour of a Highland legend. Tayne refers to the local lore of a Spanish galleon's lost treasures in the depths of the Tayne Firth (now known as Dornoch). This NAS whisky has been finished in selected Amontillado Sherry casks.
Deep brassy gold. Heavier than most 'Morangies on the nose: orange zest mingles with plum tart and vanilla. Later walnut fudge and hints of white pepper. Possibly one of the silkiest deliveries on record from this distillery - glides over the tongue with satiny, off-dry flavours of orange spice cake and pear tart. Juicy date, almond and walnut with trace salinity in the aftertaste. Lumsden has said that the lightness of Glenmorangie's spirit doesn't lend itself to Sherry casks as it's too easily overwhelmed. The balance here seems close to right.