Posts Tagged “Glenmorangie”

Glenmorangie Bacalta – Private Edition VIII (46%)

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Glenmorangie Bacalta – Private Edition VIII (46%)

Rituals have power, and I wasn’t surprised in the least when I got a message from Yoav on Whatsapp “So, am I ordering our annual Glenmo?”. My obvious answer was “of course”, as traditions must be kept up. This will now be the fourth or fifth year that besides the bottles each of us buys…

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Glenmorangie Tayne (43%)

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Glenmorangie Tayne (43%)

Yes, I know….Yet another travel retail NAS expression being pushed at us by whisky companies’ marketing departments in a never-ending procession of boring, indistinct, and uninspired expressions. Yet, even within such a plethora of blandness, they are bound to be some expressions that are worth your time and effort and I’m happy to report that I’ve…

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Glenmorangie Milsean – Private Edition VII (46%)

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Glenmorangie Milsean – Private Edition VII (46%)

This review brings the blog up to date on the Private Editions. The Private Edition is a series of annual releases that are off the beaten path of Glenmorangie’s work in some way. The Sonnalta PX highlighted Pedro Ximenez sherry casks, and the second release, the Finealta, tried working off an old recipe, complete with peated barley. The next…

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Glenmorangie Private Edition VI – Tùsail (46%) – Just How Influential is the Barley on the Whisky?

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Glenmorangie Private Edition VI – Tùsail (46%) – Just How Influential is the Barley on the Whisky?

While five of the seven Glenmorangie Private Editions were about the casks (Sonnalta PX, Artein, Ealanta, Companta and Milsean – to be reviewed tomorrow) and the Finealta showcased the peat, Tùsail is all about the strain of barley used for mashing. But how much effect does the strain of barley used to make the whisky have on the…

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Glenmorangie Taghta – Crowdsourced Whisky 21st Century Style – Whisky Tasting Notes

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Glenmorangie Taghta – Crowdsourced Whisky 21st Century Style – Whisky Tasting Notes

In Gaelic, taghta means “the chosen”, and they mean chosen by the people. It started out by Dr. Bill Lumsden choosing three casks: Grand Cru Burgundy, Grand Cru Bordeaux and Manzanilla sherry, opening a website with Bill Lumsden’s video tasting notes for the “Glenmorangie Cask Masters”, which is the distillery’s official fan club and membership…

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A Single Cask Tasting of Glen Moray 29 – SMWS 35.103

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A Single Cask Tasting of Glen Moray 29 – SMWS 35.103

Glen Moray isn’t a mainstay in most maltheads whisky cabinets, for the simple reason that most of its considerable annual production of 3.3 million liters goes into the Label 5 and the Sir Edwards blends as well as the Glen Turner malt blend (vatted malt), owned by La Martiniquaise, and the brand itself – once…

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The Old and the New: Glenmorangie’s Sauternes Finishes – 15 Year vs. The Nectar D’or

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The Old and the New: Glenmorangie’s Sauternes Finishes – 15 Year vs. The Nectar D’or

Sauternes casks are just about as expensive as casks get. Thus, whisky maturing in Sauternes casks is both relatively rare (compared to bourbon, sherry or other wine finishes) and fairly expensive. Full maturation in Sauternes casks is almost unheard of, with only a few examples around (the Ballechin #8 Sauternes Cask comes to mind), and of…

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Glenmorangie Private Editions – A Vertical Tasting – Part Two

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Glenmorangie Private Editions – A Vertical Tasting – Part Two

In part one, we covered the Astar, the Ealanta and the Artien. Part two takes us to the Sonnalta PX, the Finealta and the newest edition to the group, the Companta. Glenmorangie Private Edition Sonnalta PX (46% ABV, NCF and Non Colored) Glenmorangie venturing into sherry bomb territory? Well, not quite. When you compare this Private Edition to…

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Glenmorangie Private Editions – A Vertical Tasting – Part I

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Glenmorangie Private Editions – A Vertical Tasting – Part I

I wrote about the Glenmorangie stills in an exploration of still shapes as a significant factor in the character of whisky produced. You can find that previous post here. There are other factors that make Glenmorangie a special distillery, not the least of them the extensive breakthrough experimentation in wood finishes – and i say…

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The “est” Factor in Whisky Stills: Tallest, Shortest and Slowest

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The “est” Factor in Whisky Stills: Tallest, Shortest and Slowest

I’m a very curious person. In fact, ever since I was a kid, this was one of the most commonly used adjectives to describe me. So naturally, I love comparisons. In particular, stills fascinate me, and I want to share some of that awe, so what could be more fun than asking about the “est”…

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