Glenmorangie and Ardbeg Awarded Stellar Ratings: Jim Murray's, The Whisky Bible 2008



    TORONTO, Oct. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - The Glenmorangie Company proudly announces
that Glenmorangie Original has been ranked the best Single Malt in the
10 Years Old to 12 Years Old Category of Highland/Speyside Malt Whisky in Jim
Murray's "Whisky Bible 2008".
    The "Whisky Bible" sells hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide and
Jim Murray has come to be known as one of the world's leading authorities in
the whisky world, tasting and rating over 3,800 whiskies in the 2008 edition.
In the "Whisky Bible" he states The Original "remains one of the great single
malts: a whisky of uncompromising aesthetic beauty from the first enigmatic
whiff to the last teasing and tantalizing gulp".
    Another stellar ranking awarded to The Glenmorangie Company includes
naming Ardbeg 10 Years Old as the "2008 World Whisky of the Year" citing it as
"the most complex malt on earth" and bestowing a score of 97 points, higher
than any other Island Malt Whisky. This is the first time this award has been
given to any single malt distillery and Jim Murray says, "Ardbeg is supernova
stuff... and I have long regarded this the finest Distillery in the world".
    Some of the impressive ratings of Glenmorangie brands from the Whisky
Bible 2008 include:

    
    Scotch Single Malt              Expression                2008 Score

    Ardbeg                         10 Years Old                  97
    Glenmorangie                   10 Years Old                  94
    Glenmorangie                   Nectar d'OR                   94
    Glenmorangie                   Quinta Ruban                  92
    

    Dr. Bill Lumsden, Head of Whisky Creation and Distilling at Glenmorangie,
says "The quality of our whisky is at the very heart of everything we do. We
continually endeavour to provide the most delicious single malt Scotch whisky
and our range delivers expressions that offer an extraordinary variety of
tastes, textures and aromas".

    Other Recent Awards include:

    Whisky Magazine's high-profile 'Whisky Icons Awards' 2008:

    Glenmorangie was named "Innovator of the Year" for their forward-thinking
    approach in 2007. Additionally, Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or is celebrated as
    "Best Highland Malt".

    International Wine and Spirit Competition Awards:

    The Glenmorangie Company received 19 medals, with five entries winning
    the acclaimed Gold and Silver Medals for 'Best In Class' and seven Silver
    Medals for producing remarkable whiskies.

    The San Francisco World Spirits Competition:

    Ardbeg Uigeadail received the highest ranking of Double Gold.
    Impressively, a Double Gold medal was also awarded to Ardbeg Airigh Nam
    Beist.

    About the Glenmorangie Company

    The Glenmorangie Company was founded in 1893 (as Macdonald & Muir Ltd)
and is headquartered near Edinburgh, Scotland. Since 2005, The Glenmorangie
Company has been part of Moet Hennessy, the wine and spirits division of Moet
Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) and produces two main single malt brands -
Glenmorangie Single Highland malt whisky and Ardbeg Single Islay malt - in
addition to a range of other whiskies.

    Responsible Drinking

    The Glenmorangie Company advocates responsible drinking and suggests that
drinkers savour Glenmorangie whiskies in moderation and in line with
recommended daily guidelines for alcohol consumption.




For further information:

For further information: Maria Varvarikos, Public Relations, ZOI Agency,
(514) 282-9888 ext. 21, maria@agence-zoi.com; www.glenmorangie.com

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