Glenmorangie La Santa Sherry Cask 12 Year Scotch Whisky 750ml
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.
Plum and baking spice supported by milk chocolate raisin, caramel, and toasty oak.
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.
Silky and long, with oily orange peel, cinnamon, and hazelnut praline, rounded off by bitter dark chocolate.