Golden, clear and relatively dark for a whisky matured in an ex-bourbon cask.
Wow, a very complex bunch of fantastic and clear flavors hits my nose. Aromas of peach, apricot andpineapples alternate with oaky and creme brulee kind of flavors (vanilla and caramel). All that is layered with a whiff of bourbon sourness and oaky spices. A very intense, complex and delicious nose.
In spite of his 52.2% abv. it‘s not too spirituous – no tingling on the tongue. A creamy and watering mouth feel introduces the strong fruity and sweet flavors known from the nose. Even the subtle whiffs of bourbon sourness can be detected. Simply delicious and complex taste!
The medium length aftertaste is dominated by peach, peach and once again peach… ok there are also some apricot and pineapple flavors, but the peach is all around. The fruity flavors are completed by the well known creme brulee aromas.
Wow, what a dram … what a whisky … what a cask … One of the best Whiskys I‘ve ever tasted. Sweet, fruity, oaky and simply fantastic. It‘s a perfect example for Glanmorangie‘s famous wood finishing! This whisky was matured in one of Gelnmorangies so called ,designer casks‘, a cask type made of slow-grown and air-dried american oak which is seasoned and newly toasted.
The perfect and complex oaky flavors in this whisky are mixed up with the fruity distillery character. For me this whisky represents all the characteristics of the recent Glenmorangie style and is also a great example for the big influence of the wood.