Glenmorangie Distillery, Tain, Highlands, Scotland.
This very special Glenmorangie was originally designed for the duty-free market, but like many of these bottles, was eventually made available to the general public, to our delight. This single malt was named in honor of St. Duthac, the remains of the latter resting in the center of the Bourg Royal de Tain. As for the whiskey, it has been refined in an amalgamation of Pedro Ximénez Sherry casks and new oak casks. It also carries an alcohol content of 43%, which contrasts with the usual 46% of the special editions of this distillery.
As the captain, engineer and politician so aptly put it Ramon Magasaysay (1907-1957), 7e President of the Philippines:
If Dracula can not see his reflection in the mirror, how does he always look so good?
Fat legs falling in an amber bath and fully orange.
Barley, honey and orange peel, all strongly adapted to the classic nose of the distillery, especially its cask finishes. Walnut touch.
Oily and silky texture. Rather sweet for a special Glemno. Honey, toffee, spices, pink pepper, vanilla and crème brûlée. Touch of white chocolate.
Lacks a bit of length and character. Vanilla, pepper and milk chocolate.
Still solid for a dut-free edition, but the price in general of this type of traffic jam I see myself untied loops my purse for that. At 46% maybe?
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