Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) has signed a three-year deal for its Glenmorangie single malt Scotch whisky brand to sponsor National Museums Scotland.

The company said today (3 December) that its support "will lead to a researcher being appointed by National Museums". The aim of the researcher, who will be appointed next year, will be to ultimately produce a book illustrating early Scottish culture. This will be the "first time a Scotch whisky company has funded an archeology post", the company said.

Dr Andy Heald, curator of Early Historic Collections at National Museums Scotland said: "Glenmorangie's support will enable us to understand these collections in greater depth than has previously been possible, helping us to tell an important part of the story of early Scotland. This unique partnership will shed more light on a formative period of Scotland's past."

Glenmorangie chief executive Paul Neep added: "We are delighted to have the opportunity to link one iconic Scottish institution with another. The sophisticated and alluring nature of our whisky sits well with the amazing craftsmanship of our early ancestors. Working together to create new understanding and awareness of national treasures is what this partnership is all about."

In August, the company revamped the packaging for its full Glenmorangie range, involving an updated bottle shape and revised labelling with a new brand emblem, the Glenmorangie 'Signet'.

At the same time, the name of its flagship Glenmorangie Ten Years Old whisky was changed to Glenmorangie Original, and the Wood Finish range became the Glenmorangie Extra Matured range.