The Schtick: This is a Glenmorangie expression that takes the 10yr core expression and finishes it for 2 additional years in a sherry cask. It also gets a slight bump in proof.
ABV: 43% ABV
Age: 12 Years
Nose: Vanilla, toffee, light sulfur. Dates, figs, light syrupy Dole fruit syrup. Some stewed fruits.
Taste: Medium mouth feel. Sweet toffee, sweet stewed fruits. Nice and jammy. Light sulfur. That Glenmorangie bitterness is back, but not as bad as the 10yr. Lots of rich sherry, and a reasonably mouth feel despite the lower proof.
Finish: Short, not much going on here. Some fruits and toffee and then it’s gone.
Overall: Pretty good until you get to the entirely unremarkable finish. That said, it’s not bad, and competes with something like Balvenie Doublewood head on fairly well.
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