Review #1034 – Glenmorangie Astar, 2017 Re-release

Review #1034 | Scotch Review #353 – Glenmorangie Astar

The Schtick: This is a re-release of an older Glenmorangie cask strength expression.

“The limited-edition return of Glenmorangie Astar, bottled in 2017. Like the 2008 original, this has been aged in oak casks from Missouri, and has notes of almond, coconut and lots of spice.” – The Whiskey Exchange

So, cask strength Glenmorangie. There is no denying that isn’t super common. Let’s dive in.

Distiller: Glenmorangie

Bottler: Glenmorangie

ABV: 52.5% ABV

Age: NAS

Nose: Sweet buttery bread. Apricot, lime. Faint soapstone. Rich buttercream.

Taste: Medium mouth feel. Honey, apricot, fresh baked bread. Honey, some pepper. Light lactic bitterness. Heat grows with time.

Finish: Short, hot and bitter. Vanilla, caramel, honey pair with the bitter, but can’t overcome it. Some nice apricot character.

Overall: This was nice, but again stunted by the bitterness in the base spirit.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5

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