Glenmorangie Astar

Glenmorangie Astar Bottle
Glenmorangie Astar Bottle

Reviews

Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2010

"Perhaps a new breed of single malt"

88 / 100

Description

Five thousand miles away on a secluded Missouri hillside, oak perfect for the maturation of this whisky reaches straight for the heavens. Here, in the relative shade of these north-facing slopes, we hand-select oak that has grown slowly enough to create a spongier and more porous wood. Perfect for welcoming the spirit and imparting the maximum amount of flavour.

The 'Astar', meaning journey in Gaelic, has certainly come a long way. But with its bright gold colour and smooth but spicy finish, we feel the journey has been more than worth it.

ABV: 57.1%

Non chill-filtered

Tasting Notes

Toffee Pineapple Coconut

Aroma

Rich in toffee and crème-brulee, drizzled with fresh menthol, warm cinnamon and deep aniseed spices. Mint humbugs and a sweet honey-lemon complexity follows.

Taste

Crème-brulee with a burst of mouth-watering pineapple, poached pears and apricots, smothered with vanilla custard.

Finish

The finish is long and smooth with a lingering mix of honey and almond, coconut ice and traces of aniseed.

Colour

Bright gold

Awards

WWA 2009

WWA 2009

Gold

Category - New Release

IWSC 2009

IWSC 2009

Gold Best In Class

Category - Single Malt

ISC 2009

ISC 2009

Silver

Category - Scotch Single Malts