Monday, July 21, 2008
Glenmorangie LaSanta 46%
The new sherry wood finish from Glenmorangie - now know as Extra Matured as alledgedly consumers didn't understand what sherry finish meant! This whisky has been finished in oloroso sherry casks for 2 years. The good news is that it is bottled at 46% ABV and is non-chilfiltred.
Have tried to stay away from the obvious christmas tasting notes that the Santa Claus name suggests.
Nose: Custard creams, but also covered in raisans, maybe some cherries and some chocolate, water makes it drier.
Taste: Thick, you can feel the raisans and creaminess come through, much bigger in the mouthfeel.
Finish: Still a little dry especially with water. But also more cream notes.
Comment: Not a bad dram benefits from being non chilfiltered helps but the dryness lets it down a wee bit. On a session I could drink a lot of this.
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