We’re thorough fans of the current and unrelenting Modern Heritage trend. As far as we’re concerned, anything that gets gents back into ties or at least well-made traditional clobber (let alone hats and braces) is a fabulous and entirely worthwhile endeavour. But what we love more even than this is that the trend seems to be traversing any and every boundary before it.
Publishers are leaning more towards simple, retro-esque cover-art. Restaurants are pairing down on the bling. Even entire city districts are getting on board the Modern Heritage wagon. And whilst it’s perhaps not the most oblique category to join the throng, even major whisky brands are seeing the classic-light…
Using the recently revamped and relaunched Savoy Hotel as a launchpad, the folks over at Glenmorangie have released their latest expression: Finealta. And according to the release:
Glenmorangie Finealta is a painstaking recreation of a recipe dating back to 1903. Matured in a combination of American white oak casks and Spanish Oloroso sherry casks this whisky is unusual for its light touch of peatiness – a reminder of a time when Glenmorangie dried its barley in a peat fired kiln.
Which sounds absolutely fine by us. Perfect, dare we say, for a dram on a spring morning in that natty herringbone threepiece we picked up on our travels last summer… (Glenmorangie, if you happen to be listening, gifts are entirely welcome!)