Info: Matured in ex-bourbon casks and then extra-matured in former wine casks, re-toasted for the purpose.
Colour: Bright golden with slight caramelly orange tints.
Nose: With some attention you can find the Morangie notes there, but at first it seems a bit of a different beast. It benefits from a few moments in the air to open up. There’s sweet nutty notes, candy floss, barley and spices (sweet spices, cinnamon, etc). Pleasant stuff.
Palate: Fairly thick and really quite easy, I was expecting it to be introduced more sharply. However, with a bit of time the spices build a little, but it stays thick and fairly sweet… we’re talking a balanced sweetness, not too much. Barley notes not so evident at this point.
Finish: The finish is strong and warming, spicy, a bit of pepper, a little tingly on your tongue and quite sweet.
Thoughts: It’s a good fun alternative to a standard Glenmorangie Original.
Available: The Whisky Exchange – £75.95
Thanks to Glenmorangie for the sample.