Glenmorangie launches Finealta at The Savoy

Europe: The Glenmorangie Company has launched new expression Finealta at the newly-reopened Savoy Hotel in London.

According to the scotch brand, Finealta, which is the latest addition to the Private Edition range, takes its name from the Scottish word for 'elegant', and is a recreation of a 1900s Glenmorangie recipe found in the distillery's archives.

Finealta is available in 70cl bottles at £65.99 from specialist retailers and has "distinctive vanilla and citrus notes and hints of mandarin, lime and breakfast marmalade on toast".

Bill Lumsden, head of distilling and whisky creation said: "We followed the recipe as closely as we could, which included marrying whiskies of different ages and from different cask types."

Daniel Baernreuther, manager of the American Bar at The Savoy said: "We are very excited with the creation of Glenmorangie Finealta, which was first enjoyed by The Savoy's guests at the turn of the 20th century.

"The introduction coincides with The Savoy's recent re-opening and will allow our new guests to experience this special Glenmorangie expression."

A special Finealta cocktail has also been created for the whisky's unveiling, called 'Smoke and Mirrors'. It features Glenmorangie Finealta being 'smoked' in a decanter in front of the customer.