ABV: 46.0% | VOLUME: 70cl
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Our latest release from the select cask series reveals a uniquely fruity and floral whisky – it's our first ever finished in French Calvados casks.
The Glenmorangie Calvados Cask Finish is the fifth release in the our Barrel Select series of small-batch single malts, which explores the flavours that arise from different cask finishes. Entwining scents of jasmine with baked apples and pears, this rare 12-year-old bottling offers new mellow depths to Glenmorangie’s signature fruity tones.
Led by our acclaimed Director of Whisky Creation Dr Bill Lumsden, we craft our delicate, fruity spirit in stills as tall as a giraffe to allow more space for taste and aroma, then age it in the world’s finest casks.
Inspired to experiment, he took a whisky which had spent more than 10 years ageing in American white oak bourbon casks, for Glenmorangie’s elegant style. He transferred that whisky into casks which, for 20 years, had held Calvados du Pays d’Auge, from Normandy, in France.
Soft and delectably rich, Glenmorangie Calvados Cask Finish unites mellow fruits of baked apples and pears with subtle notes of jasmine, narcissus and vanilla.
A most fragrant whisky at full strength, with notes of baked apples, pears, vanilla, almond and a slightly waxy note. With water, some fragrant, floral notes emerge, like narcissus, jasmine and heather honey. Finally, the aroma of baking sweet pastries is found.
The mouthfeel is oily and spicy at the same time, and leads into a burst of rich sweet flavours. Baked pears, toffee apple, almond marzipan and chocolate praline are found, along with some lemon balsam, eucalyptus and a touch of charcoal.
Long, lingering and almost slightly cooling in nature.