Glenmorangie has unveiled Glenmorangie SPIOS, the ninth release in its acclaimed Private Edition series, in India. The launch saw the presence of Dr. Bill Lumsden, The Glenmorangie Company’s Director of Whisky Creation, Distilling and Whisky Stocks. He is the driving force behind Glenmorangie and Ardbeg’s renowned whisky creation and is a pioneer in the whisky industry who believes in innovation.

What sets this latest Private Edition SPIOS apart is that it is the Highland Distillery’s first single malt scotch whisky which is fully matured in American ex-rye whiskey casks.

With its unique savoury character, Glenmorangie SPIOS aims at highlighting the flavours of the almost forgotten American rye whiskey.

Dr. Bill Lumsden says, “I have always loved American rye whiskey’s spicy character, and I believed our Distillery’s smooth house style would perfectly complement the nuances of ex-rye casks in SPIOS. Given how passionate Indians are about their whisky consumption, I hope connoisseurs and collectors will enjoy this latest innovative release in our Private Edition- a single malt whisky which is unmistakably Glenmorangie, yet exquisitely different.”

On the subject of India being one of the largest growing consumers of whiskey, Dr. Lumsden said, “Today, the sales of Glenmorangie have tripled in India, in comparison to the last time I visited the country which was at least ten years ago. So, sales have grown dramatically for us in India and it is very clear to me now that there is an ever growing segment of more affluent middle-class in the country who can desire and afford these products.”