Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Glenmorangie Spìos - The Ninth Private Edition

The ninth Private Edition. Fully matured in casks that previously held a 95% rye whisky for 6 years.

Glenmorangie Spìos - The Ninth Private Edition, 46% A+

glenmorangie-spios-private-edition-whiskyNose - Very fresh, quite arrestingly so with Manzanilla, waxy cask and a lovely deep citrus tone to the nose. That bright lemon and lime is almost fizzing but balanced by a vanilla depth from the wood. Juicier with water, like fruit salad chews and hand soap. This feels like a fantastic cask.

Body - Soft fruit, quite tannic in the delivery though with stewed tea, chewed lolly sticks and a touch of cracked black pepper. Fruitier again with water, tropical fruit squash.

Finish - The black pepper becomes more bitter, grapefruit pith and charred oak. Quite a long, robust finish with that refreshing citrus fizzing throughout.

Another delicious private edition Glenmorangie. Come for the fruit and juice, stay for the structure – this one is particularly compelling.  I’m beginning to quite like these.

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