Continuing the pioneering work in cask selection, this bottling offers a rare opportunity to savour Glenmorangie, from 1993 that has been fully matured in a new cask made from Quercus Stellata also known as Post oak.
Cask no. 1947 has been personally selected by Dr. Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie Master Distiller, as a superb example of Glenmorangie with a difference. The classic Glenmorangie elegance is there, but in a bold, full-bodied style.
Aroma: Fresh mint and spicy top notes are discovered initially at cask strenght, which give way to creamy vanilla ice cream. Toffee and nuts emerge with hints of popcorn, honey and golden syrup followed by juicy ripe mangoes.
With water - lots of soft buttery vanilla! Merging with the vanilla is the sweetness of golden syrup and nuttiness of sugared almonds. After a moment, a touch of saltiness cuts through the butter, then spicy wood notes, reminiscent of a cerpenter's workshop. Finally a touch of cinnamon spiced apples emerges.
Taste: The mouth feel is spicy and tingly with the fruity spiciness found on the nose, coming to the fore on the taste - ripe peach crumble, cinnamon muffins and caramelised oranges. Then comforting warm toast dripping in melted butter is revealed along with pencil shavings and chewy caramels.
Finish: Long and rounded finish with clotted cream toffees and hints of citrus.