Tag Archives: Single Malt Scotch

Whisky and Words Number 49: Glenmorangie Nectar D’or

The final Glenmorangie ‘specials’ review! Today we take on Nectar D’or, which takes the standard Glenmorangie 10 and ages it for two additional years in Sauternes barriques (a fairly small barrel). Sauternes being a sweet wine (think noble rot), we … Continue reading

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Whisky and Words Number 48: Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban

This is the second of three reviews of Glenmorangie special expressions, each of which has been finished in specialty casks to elicit different flavors. The Quinta Ruban builds on the standard Glenmorangie 10 with two additional years in Port pipes … Continue reading

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Whisky and Words Number 47: Glenmorangie Lasanta

As promised, here is the first of three reviews of Glenmorangie special expressions, each of which has been finished for two years in a specialty cask. In this case, the Lasanta (Gaelic for ‘warmth and passion’)  takes the basic Glenmorangie … Continue reading

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Whisky and Words Preview: Glenmorangie Finished Expressions

What’s coming up – reviews of three Glenmorangie specialty-cask ‘finishes’ of their single malt. How distillers switch up the casks and hence flavor profiles There are a few ways a distiller can introduce flavors outside of those provided by the … Continue reading

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Whisky and Words Number 46: The Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 3

In this blog, I’ve focused mainly on whiskies the average Joe can afford, and can get without having to pay international shipping fees. But now and then I’ve acquired rarer whiskies with a tale attached to them. This is one … Continue reading

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Whisky and Words Number 45: Tomatin 12-year

This is another review I have to credit to my local scotch-loving spirits retailer, Kelly. His recommendation for Oban was spot on, so I gave him heed when he told me the Tomatin 12 was akin to the Balvenie Doublewood … Continue reading

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Whisky and Words Number 35: Caol Ila 18

My wife and I each have a favorite island whisky, a whisky that has a twist. In both cases, the twist is a medicinal quality brought forward by the phenols imparted by the peat smoke used to dry the malt. … Continue reading

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