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