Despite being owned by blenders, MacDonald & Muir, for most of the 20th century, Glenmorangie had an early focus on bottling its single malt. Some records show that its single malt was being sold as early as the late 19th century. This became the distillery's main output in 1959, and with the unique flavours derived from Scotland's tallest stills, coupled with their pioneering use of wood finishing, Glenmorangie is now one of the world's biggest selling malts. As a result, the distillery portfolio over the years has been extensive, and little has been spared for independent bottlers.
Released in 2017, this was the eighth release in the Glenmorangie multi-award-winning and highly collectable Private Editions.
Bacalta is gaelic for "Baked," so called as this gem has been matured in baked Malmsey Madeira casks.