|Region||Scottland, Scotch Whisky|
Glenmorangie Spios Private Edition No9 Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 750ml
The name Spios, which is Scots Gaelic for ‘spice’, beautifully evokes this whisky’s origins: it has been matured solely in casks that previously held American rye whiskey, a spirit known for its distinctive, spicy characteristics. Spios has a herbal nose and a rich, spicy palate, followed by a long, sweet finish.
Glenmorangie Spios is the ninth limited edition bottling in the distillery’s Private Edition series, and the first single malt to have ever been entirely matured in American rye whiskey casks.
Glenmorangie Spios first entices with its fresh and herbal nose, hinting at cherry, clove and mint toffee, followed by scents of green grass. A splash of water releases more perfumed notes, both crisp and clean – and an inviting complexity of herbal tones.
Then, rye’s characteristic spice burst forth, as taste of toffee, clove and cinnamonnbsp; mingle with nutmeg and sweet, buttery vanilla.
The finish is rich, sweet and lingering, with toffee and Brazil nut emerging alongside a citrus tang.