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Glenmorangie Lasanta


Glenmorangie Lasanta Taste Profile
Stats – 46% alcohol, sherry cask finished, Highland
Price – $50
Color – Amber, a little rosy
Nose – Floral and sweet, fresh white grapes, honey and pears.
Palate – Part of Glenmorangie‘s “Extra Matured” series.  First aged ten years in ex-bourbon casks, then finished for another two in Jerez Oloroso sherry casks.  Very smooth a rich.  Almost no spice which gives the apples and pear taste room to breathe and take center stage.  Like baked apples with butter and a pinch of cinnamon.  Caramel tastes take over the finish with a hint of florals.  Definitely for those who like there scotch sweet.

Alternatives:

  1. Springbank CV (85%)
  2. 1792 Ridgemont Reserve (83%)
  3. Bruichladdich 16 Year – Chateau Margaux (83%)

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Glenmorangie Astar


Glenmorangie Astar Taste Profile
Stats – 57.1% alcohol, Highland
Price – $85
Color – Deceptively pale straw
Nose – Fresh and mineral, a bit astringent (might just be the proof barking)
Palate – Aged in American oak from Ozarks and named for the Gaelic word for journey.  Immensely rich and buttery immediately filling the mouth.  Sweet and a little tart at the middle.  Spice heats up the finish with a touch of iodine.  The cereal grain sweetness melds with the richness to lend it a yeasty buttered dinner roll taste, almost a little salty.  Great stuff here.

Alternatives:

  1. Edradour 10 Year 1999 Sauternes Cask Finish (91%)
  2. Talisker 57° North (87%)
  3. Eades Anticipation Double Malt – Islay (81%)

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Glenmorangie 10 Year


Glenmorangie 10 Year Taste Profile
Stats – 40% alcohol, Highland
Price – $40
Color – Very pale straw
Nose – Sweet and spicy, fruity apples and pears, fresh, earthy white grapes.
Palate – Light and refreshing.  Some heat picks up early and some grainy pear sweetness up front too.  Smooth tartness builds through the middle, a touch of green apples.  The sweetness hangs around for the back end but the spicy heat comes around again for the finish.  A bit of grassy character comes through as well, a bit like a recently mowed yard.  Good for a Spring drink.

Alternatives:

  1. The Singleton 12 Year (90%)
  2. Cardhu 12 Year (88%)
  3. Michter’s US*1 (85%)

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