Glenmorangie Astar - 2017 Release
A stunning dram brought back from the dead!
From the tall peaks of the Missouri Ozarks to the sweeping grandeur of the Highlands of Scotland, Glenmorangie Astar (Scots Gaelic for “journey”) is the story of our quest to ‘design’ the very best oak casks that will deliver perfection in the final whisky. First released in 2008, the single malt’s long-awaited return as a 2017 limited edition brings forth a newfound richness and complexity to its silken depths.
NOSE - Rich, sweet and fruity with fresh bright floral top notes. At full strength, the aroma is rich in butterscotch and honey, drizzled with fresh mint and a burst of coconut. The nose is full of citrus, freshly squeezed lemons fill the nose. With water, the sweetness intensifies. White sugar, lemon meringue then creamy and luscious sweet fruits: pineapple, pears and peaches in vanilla ice cream.
TASTE - The mouth-feel is deliciously smooth, rich and creamy, full of sumptuous sweet and fruity flavours. The taste is exceptionally well-rounded and balanced. Initially crème-brûlée emerges with more tropical and stone fruits. Apricots smothered with vanilla custard. Hazelnuts in soft buttery fudge mix with some clove spiciness and toasted oak. Shortly after, the palate is gently cleansed by a hint of cooling mint and fresh menthol.
FINISH - The finish is long and smooth with a lingering mix of honey and almond, coconut ice and traces of aniseed.
From Glenmorangie Distillery