Wine Enthusiast 96
WE TOP 100 2017
Best Spirits of the Year
" This 12-year-old single malt was finished in casks that previously held Sauternes, the golden sweet wine of Bordeaux. Smooth and elegant, look for a honey hue and notes of vanilla and lemon cream on the palate, finishing with baking spice and a puff of smoke. Adding water unleashes more creamy vanilla and citrus. "
"A captivating single malt whisky for the sophisticated luxury spirits drinker who enjoys delicious extravagance and sensual pleasures. With a tremendous gourmand appeal, The Nectar D'or is Glenmorangie's delicious, complex base spirit that, after a minimum of 10 years in ex-bourbon casks, is then extra matured in specially hand selected Sauternes wine barriques. This makes it rich and sumptuous with a heady, luscious, beguiling spectrum of aromatic patisserie desserts that helps create a memorable occasion whenever it is enjoyed. Non chill-filtered and with an ABV of 46%, its key flavour notes are lemony, sumptuous and syrupy. Aroma: Tempted by the aromas wafting through the door of a French patisserie, you step inside to discover a tangy tarte au citron with its crisp pastry case and smooth lemony cream topping. Next to it is with its fluffy sponginess and milky vanilla aroma is a Genoise cake decorate with crystallised lime and orange peel. You can smell plump juicy sultanas, dates, warming ginger, coconut and nutmeg. In the background, gingerbread is baking in a wood-burning oven Taste: The smooth, melting creaminess of lemon tart leaves the mouth full of citrus tang that gives way to creme caramel and zesty lime. Finish: Languid and sweet with lemon zest, vanilla cream and delicate hints of ginger and nutmeg." ~ Distillery notes
Glenmorangie DistilleryView all from Glenmorangie Distillery
We've always realised that pursuing perfection is rather a long journey. We just know it's a trip worth making.
The Tallest Stills
Our stills are the tallest in Scotland. Their long copper necks stand at 5.14 metres (16ft 10 1/4 inches), the same height as a fully grown adult giraffe! Which means that only the very lightest and purest vapours make it to the top, giving a smoother, more elegant whisky.