- The Plate
Scotch Whisky's Future May Rest on Restoration
The Glenmorangie Distillery is embarking on an ambitious plan to restore oysters to the Dornoch Firth.
When was the last time you gazed into a glass of fine Scotch whisky and thought about sustainability and biodiversity? In fact, environmental preservation has become a national imperative for this centuries-old industry. And one distillery in the Scottish Highlands is going a step further, reintroducing a long-missing link in the biological chain: oysters.
The Glenmorangie Distillery was established in 1843 on the banks of the Dornoch Firth, an estuary on the northeastern coast of Scotland, facing the North Sea. The waters have supported the Distillery for 173 years as it evolved into a thriving international Scotch whisky brand, thanks in part to its membership in the wine and spirits group of Paris-based LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.A.