“Born of stone” is the special story behind Glenmorangie Artein single malt Scotch, and the story has its subtleties. First connection: the Cadboll Stone, a monument from the Picts—original Scots from Medieval times—that served as inspiration for Artein. Second, the layers of limestone that filter Artein’s Tarlogie Spring water. Finally, the rocky Tuscan hillsides that concentrate the flavors in the grapes that turn into the wine that matures in the “Super Tuscan” casks used to age Artein. This Private Edition bottling is deep ruby gold, with a taste described by Glenmorangie as “baked stone fruits (apricots, peaches, plums) and spearmint, cherries in milk chocolate.” A convoluted story behind a complex whiskey!