The Schtick: This is an interesting Gaelic named release from Glenmorangie featuring their distillate after a full maturation in American rye whiskey casks.
ABV: 46% ABV
Nose: Sour fruits, honey, sweet butter cream. Bitter wood.
Taste: Bitter, spice heavy. Thin to medium mouth feel. Sweet vanilla, light caramel. Pear, bitterness and some herbal spice. The rye is definitely evident.
Finish: Medium in length, but a good deal of heat for the proof. Young, malty and musty. Some apples and pears.
Overall: I don’t like this. Whatever rye they used isn’t complementing their spirit, and it’s adding a layer of ethanol and musty youth to the already bitter base spirit.
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- Review #1030 – Glenmorangie 12yr Nectar d’Or, Sauternes Cask Finish
- Review #1028 – Glenmorangie 12yr Quinta Ruban, Port Cask Finish
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