Glenmorangie La Santa Sherry Cask 12 Year Scotch Whisky - Sendgifts.com
Glenmorangie La Santa Sherry Cask 12 Year Scotch Whisky 750ml
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Glenmorangie La Santa Sherry Cask 12 Year Scotch Whisky 750ml

$125.00

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Glenmorangie La Santa is aged for 12 years, and is finished in a combination of oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks and is said to mean ‘warmth and passion’ in Gaelic.

This is the 12-year-old, Sherry cask finished expression from Glenmorangie La Santa, dubbed The Lasanta. It first matures in bourbon casks before being moved over to Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez Sherry casks for a finishing period. Plenty rich and creamy with dark chocolate, dried fruit, and fresh honey.

Elegant but full bodied this whisky has spent ten years maturing in American white oak ex-bourbon casks before being extra-matured for a further two years in Oloroso and PX Sherry casks from Jerez in Spain. Lasanta is Gaelic for warmth and passion, a reminder not just of the Spanish provenance of these Oloroso sherry butts, but also a reflection of this expression’s lusciously soft texture and deep, enticingly sweet aroma. Non-chill-filtered for additional aroma and mouthfeel.”

The beautiful rusty/copper color is lovely. There is no mistaking the sherry influence in the succulent aroma that’s simultaneously ambrosial and grainy. Taste-wise, the fruit/grain marathon continues all the way into the thrilling, fruity finish. Wood finishing at its finest.

Nose:

Plum and baking spice supported by milk chocolate raisin, caramel, and toasty oak.

Palate:

A dash of tart raspberry coulis leads into a generous helping of sherried dried fruit, with orange marmalade, toasted nuts, and berry jam. Sweeter notes of brown sugar and cereal notes appear.

Finish:

 Silky and long, with oily orange peel, cinnamon, and hazelnut praline, rounded off by bitter dark chocolate.

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