Glenmorangie “Old vs New”

hosted by Travis Tidwell, West Region Brand Ambassador for Glenmorangie

Saturday, November 30, 2019

location: Village Idiot (7383 Melrose Ave, LA, 90046)


Southern California Whiskey Club is doing a deep dive with a direct comparison of expressions made roughly 20 years apart by the same distillery. This once-in-a-lifetime tasting will be a first-hand experience on whether whisky was better back in the day or if modern releases are just as good, if not better. Instead of collecting these bottles, we are going to taste the expressions side-by-side in 500ml Erlenmeyer flasks to limit bias. They will be presented in pairs and then voted on for a group consensus. After the tasting, all are welcome to stay and have dinner to support the Village Idiot for hosting us. This will be a small meeting of only 20 members due to room capacity of the private back room.


quick history:

The Macdonald family retained ownership of Glenmorangie until the company was sold in 2004 to Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. Following the change of ownership, the product line was rebranded to increase its appeal in the overseas luxury goods market. A new, curvaceous bottle was introduced and the wood finish whiskies were given new names such as Quinta Ruban, Nectar d'Or, and LaSanta. One mainstay in all of this change was SCWC favorite, Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s long-time whisky maker and innovator.  [info]



event pour list:

Sherry Wood Finish  vs  Lasanta 

Burgundy Wood Finish  vs  Glenmorangie A 

Port Wood Finish  vs  Quinta Ruban 

Madeira Wood Finish  vs  Bacalta


parking + transportation:

We recommend taking public transportation or ride sharing to the event.

There is some street parking but there are many signs to read.

© 2013 Southern California Whiskey Club