Glenmorangie 'Astar' Single Malt Whisky

$99.95

The number 2 whisky of 2017 according to Whisky Advocate. 94 Points “…Dialed up to new levels of intensity, while the voluptuous and sweet palate exudes harmony and balance.” – Gavin Smith

"Astar" was originally discontinued in 2012 after a four year run, as the production, utilizing "designer" casks became quite pricey. The bottling makes its triumphant return in 2017. This unique malt is matured in ex-bourbon barrels crafted from slow-growing oaks on the northerly slopes of the Ozarks. These barrels are in low-supply and therefore among the priciest in the industry.

Meyer lemon and floral tones blanket the initial aromatics, with hints of Jasmine and Boston crème pie filling. It's got a touch of oiliness on the palate with honey, vanilla and a hint of Marcona almond. It's a sweeter style (as most Glenmorangie are) but finishes nicely dry with a touch of gingery spice. An enjoyable whisky from start to finish that would make a wonderful post-meal biscuit companion.

Varietal:
Scotch Whisky
Appellation:
Highlands
Alcohol %:
52.5%
Distillery/Blender:
Ardbeg
Proof:
105
SKU #:
1SGLENVWH3ASTAR