.glenmorangie – dornoch

“In the far north of Scotland, beside the ancient Royal Burgh of Tain, lies the Glenmorangie Distillery. Established in 1843, the Distillery was named Glenmorangie, Scots Gaelic for ‘Glen of Tranquillity’, perfectly describing its peaceful setting on the banks of the picturesque Dornoch Firth, a vast sea estuary and a worldwide Site of Special Scientific Interest. To raise awareness for the conservation of the Dornoch Firth, Glenmorangie has partnered with the Marine Conservation Society to preserve this precious waterway”

43% abv, €75, single malt

Nose: off-dry, vanilla, red fruit, warm cherries, rich, floral, heather, violets, pencil shavings
Palate: sweet, vanilla, chocolate, marshmallows, coffee, red fruit, blueberries, raspberries, citrus, oranges, a slightly creamy mouth-feel
Finish: medium long, spicy white pepper, medium dry, red fruit, raspberries, mulled wine – without all the spices (if that makes sense)
Mark: +++++ 
Conclusion: I like this, but, there is more similar product in the market. She is a bit sweeter than her Original sibling, which makes her very likable to some on one end, but somewhat less challenging on the other. Take into account she plays hard to get (availability-wise) and (therefore?) the price is higher as we would normally consider good value for money. To me, a very uncharacteristic Glenmorangie, I would look out for other niceties.
There is talk of part of the spirit being produced from a lightly (25ppm) peated malt, but I was unable to find this.

More info: A classic Glenmorangie spirit matured in ex-bourbon American white oak then transferred to ex-Amontillado casks – incidentally, this is the Aroma note given by Glenmorangie’s website.

.thanks to Glenmorangie and (once again) Steve of theWhiskyWire for providing the samples 

.everything about our trip to Glenmorangie can be found in our WhiskySpeller article

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