Glenmorangie Astar Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml – Highland

$289.00 $225.00 inc. GST

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Glenmorangie Astar Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml – Highland

$289.00 $225.00 inc. GST

Nose:  Ginger, citrus, tweed, paprika, black pepper, becomes very deep with smoky vanilla.  Maybe it’s the power of suggestion, but the oak is very noticeable – polished wood, like an expensive bookcase. More masculine and intense than the old Artisan, but you’d expect that from the higher abv.  Water opens up more sweet notes, natural caramel or butter toffee.

Palate:  Carries on from the nose.  Big, assertive and very bourbony.  Exceptionally spicy & peppery but with compensating sweet creamy vanilla.  Big mouth-filling weight – quite macho.  With water, much more approachable though still very spicy

Finish:  Immense.  Very long and warming, with tingling spices that last an eon.  My mouth was still burning (in a good way) several minutes after the swallow.

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The Glenmorangie distillery was established in 1843, on the Durnoch Firth by brothers William and John Mathesen. The site originally held a farm distillery under the name Morangie. There is evidence that distillation was carried out at this site during the early 18th century. Production began in November of 1849. During the latter part of the 19th century Glenmorangie began overseas exportation and destinations included Europe and the United States.

Such was the dependence on foreign trade that the distillery closed in 1931 following the enactment of US Prohibition and the Great Depression. The distillery remained closed until November of 1936. Macdonald and Muir Ltd, who purchased the company over the early part of the 19th century, put Glenmorangie Plc up for sale. Glenmorangie Plc included the distilleries Ardbeg, Glen Moray and Glenmorangie and, after frenzied bidding, the group was acquired by Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessey for £300 million.

To some extent, Glenmorangie were pioneers in the field of wood finishes. Delectable examples include the Sauternes-finished Nectar D’Or and the Côte De Beaune-finished twelve year-old. 2008 saw a rather unusual release; Glenmorangie’s Signet. Signet is a single malt whisky distilled from chocolate malt and has a delightful flavour. The range is large and features a number of finished whiskies as well as the more traditional core expressions.

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 30 x 10 x 10 cm