Glenmorangie Lasanta

Glenmorangie

Lasanta

(0.75l, 43%)


8.2/10
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A Whisky to Chew On.

The Glenmorangie Distillery
 was founded in 1843 when the Matheson brothers converted the Morangie farm into a distillery. It lies just north of Tain, on the wind-swept coastline of Easter Ross. Their stills are the tallest found in Scotland – as tall as a giraffe, apparently – of the same design as those used in the 1880's which were in fact second-hand Gin stills. Which means that only the very lightest vapours make it to the top, resulting in a smooth and elegant Scotch Whisky.
 
In 2004 the distillery was sold to LVMH, a French multinational luxury goods conglomerate. It has since adopted a brave strategy of giving their drams French-sounding names, which on the looks of things, has payed out for them.

Glenmorangie Lasanta was awarded silver outstanding by the IWSC last year. It is finished in Oloroso Sherry casks to give it a very huggable character that will keep you warm through winters and loved through summers. It is what we would call a chewing Whisky as it expands in your mouth to reveal the taste profile gleaned from ten years in American white oak ex-Bourbon casks then two years in Oloroso and PX sherry casks. 

SmartAss corner:
- Lasanta is Gaelic for warmth and passion.
 

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  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
  • Bottler
    Glenmorangie
  • Age
    12 Year Old

Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

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sweet sherry
raisin
creamy vanilla
sweet
dried fruit
oak
caramel
cinnamon
dark chocolate
What does Glenmorangie Lasanta taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Glenmorangie Lasanta and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called a Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Burning gold
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Sweet caramel, quite creamy, dry fruits
 
Flavour / Taste / Palate
A chewing whisky, one to be savoured; vanilla ice cream and sherry notes come to the fore 
 
Finish
A hint of cocoa, oak notes
Ratings & Reviews
eric
eric,
Love its sweetness
Kevin
Kevin,
Sweet, smooth, classic Glenmorangie flavors
Byron
Byron,
Smooth start and surprisingly sweet finish.
Enoch
Enoch,
A very light and sweet drink that is a perfect fit if the mood suits it. I'll make this a regular in my stock if I can find it cheap enough.
anonymous
anonymous,
Spicy and sweet - raisins and sherry
Will
Will,
This is a true 10, sweet, with a hint of oak and vanilla. Just the right amount of heat for a smooth finish.
anonymous
anonymous,
Smooth
anonymous
anonymous,
Strong and preety:)
Nick
Nick,
Bit harsher then other Glenmorangie blends
Shana
Shana,
Enjoy its bold character, but it comes on strong from start to finish. I personally enjoy my single malt scotches that take the palette on a flavor journey - a subtle unfolding of flavor spirals on the palette. This 12-year single malt from the Highlands was satisfying - it just isn't my personal preference. My favorite scotch is any scotch that creates intrigue from the start - bold in nose, deftly nuanced in flavor spirals that are genuinely detectable and each working in harmony to reveal its origins, and a long strong finish.
Benjamin
Benjamin,
I think these are usually priced the same as the Quinta Ruban, but found that this was not as enjoyable as the other. A bit more harsh going down.
anonymous
anonymous,
Hell yeah!
anonymous
anonymous,
Great sherry taste! Smooth and long finish
Jason
Jason,
Pretty happy with this one cut a little with some room temperature water.
anonymous
anonymous,
The perfect dram after a long, hard day and at the end of a good meal. Lovely balance of flavors and a glorious, rich mouth mouth-feel. I love introducing friends to this beauty-especially those who think all "scotch" is smoky, peaty and briny. This dram quickly dispels that misconception!
anonymous
anonymous,
Best drink I have ever had!
Katherine
Katherine,
All around smooth, easy to drink Scotch
anonymous
anonymous,
Have had bad experiences with this one. Becomes almost stale after a while. Better off getting did ditch solera. If have the money get glendronach 15.
Zachary
Zachary,
One of my go-to bottles. Creamy, rich & sweet without loosing complexity or becoming cloying. All of the traditional Glenmorangie character & added dimensions of top notch extra maturation. There's always at least one bottle in my cupboard.
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