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Friday, December 4, 2015

Glenmorangie Astar, 57,1 %

Review #214
This NAS whisky from Glenmorangie is matured in Missouri Ozark Oak Casks. It is full and rich on the nose. First, I thought of Christmas. Vanilla, marzipan and cinnamon. Then some nutty and oaky notes. For a cask strength whisky it is very friendly in the smell. Perhaps too friendly.

Lot of marzipan in the taste. Some nuts as well. Almonds perhaps. A lot of spices and wood influence comes forward in the finish. Black pepper. Black pepper indeed! Almost no sweetness in towards the end.

A great and a bit different Glenmorangie. At 57,1 % you don’t have to be afraid of some water, and with all the spiciness I find it really helpful. I think it really opens up the spices in the finish. I will give this 87/100 (21/22/22/22).

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