Thursday, May 01, 2008

Malt Mission 2008 #284

Glenmorangie Lasanta
Highland Single Malt Whisky
46% abv


$77.30 (CAD)
$70 (USD)

I am not scared to say that Glenmorangie is one of my favourite distilleries. It always tastes great, has friendly and clever folks working in its creation, and is a gorgeous distillery to visit (unless you are old school enough to believe that all distilleries MUST have wooden washbacks to be quality). Additionally, and I have said this before, it is from the area of Scotland north of Inverness between that city and John O' Groats, the region from which I think the greatest whiskies come. It is also relatively unique in using hard water, the mineral rich Tarlogie springs in the production of its spirit (most distilleries use soft water).

This expression replaces the old Sherry Wood Finish (Malt Mission #167) with a name of conspicuous origin that the bottle literature claims is gaelic for "passion and warmth". So, no; not La Santa Sede... although perhaps if Glenmorangie turns from #1 in Scotland it will be the house whisky at the Vatican? And who drinks more, Tam O'Shanter or the Vicar of Christ?

For more distillery info and to see all Glenmorangies had on the mission click HERE.


Warming and toasty, roasted nuts and toffee. Chocolate, raisins, almonds, and great, rich sweetness.

Sweet, rich and chewy. Cocoa and orange rinds, more raisins and chocolate, with impressions of health food breakfast cereals. Nutty and long finish.


Gorgeous Glenmorangie without being drowned by the sherry. Excellent whisky making.

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