Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2010
"It is, unquestionably, the perfect whisky finish"
Having spent 10 long years maturing in American white oak casks this whisky is transferred into Spanish ex-Pedro Ximenez (PX) casks for its final two years of extra-maturation. Often described as the 'king of sherry casks' this rare wood was brought back from Jerez in Spain by our head of whisky creation Dr Bill Lumsden. Safely back in Tain it can then begin to weave its magic into Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX, adding the famous sweetness and intensity of the cask's previous resident.
Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX is the first release in our prestigious Private Edition range: carefully selected, limited edition whiskies chosen from the 'cabinet of curiosities' of Dr Bill Lumsden, head of our Whisky Creation Team.
Chocolate-coated raisins, smothered in treacle with a sprinkling of demerara sugar. Further aromas emerge including ginger, toasted almonds and vanilla.
A sweet and fruity flavour progressing into a thick and syrupy pudding with a sprinkling of ginger and cinnamon.
Long and rich to the end with treacle toffee, sun-dried raisins and syrupy prunes.
Category - Single Malt Highland
Category - Scotch Single Malts