Glenmorangie is putting together its first crowd-sourced whisky project which has allowed fans to participate in the decision making process of its next limited-edition single malt Scotch whisky from the style of whisky bottled through to actually naming the release.
The naming process closes on 15 September, after which Glenmorangie will invite suggestions for the bottle and label design, followed by a photographic challenge to show off the whisky at its best before deciding a format and location for the final launch event. The finished product is due to go on sale in autumn 2014 reported thedrinkbsuiness.
Launching the initiative earlier this year, Dr Bill Lumsden, director of Distilling & Whisky Creation at the Glenmorangie Company, explained: “This is a very bold move for us – for years we have listened to fans of the brand and their views and reactions to the whiskies we have introduced.
“Now it’s their turn to become truly involved and I hope as many whisky aficionados as possible around the world will be able to join in and enjoy each stage of this exciting 18 month journey.”
As a further incentive to participate, Glenmorangie is offering the chance to win a prize at each stage of the decision making process. This includes a 5-star visit to the cask’s origin, distillery visit, iMac computer, digital SLR camera and an invitation to the launch event itself.