September 20, 2013 – Ta-dahhhh! That’s not quite the way to pronounce it, but voters in Glenmorangie’s Cask Masters Project have picked a very similar-sounding name for the single malt whisky to be released sometime in 2014. “Taghta” — pronounced “tuh-ta”, according to the distillery, was picked by voters from three Gaelic names selected by Gaelic scholar Dr. Aonghas MacCoinnich of the University of Strathclyde.
Taghta, which means “chosen” in Gaelic, won over Coileanta (“mastery”) and Salainn (“salt”). The selection completes the second phase of the Cask Masters Project, in which whisky lovers are being invited to help decide the next Glenmorangie single malt release. Earlier, voters selected a Manzanilla Sherry cask finish for the whisky, and the next step will be to select the packaging and label design. Voters will also be entered to win various prizes at each level, with the grand prize winner to attend the Cask Masters launch party when it is held in 2014.
Links: Glenmorangie Cask Masters