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.
Member Reviews and Ratings of Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 Year Old
Lasanta is my new favorite.
Sweet taste, the extra 2 years in Sherry cask is awesome. Long great finish
Bright sweet nose. Caramel, honey, sherry and dried fruits. Rich and creamy, very smooth with no residual alcohol on the finish. Perfect way to finish the day/meal
Drinkable if a friend gives it to me but to much Sherry flavor.
A very nice single malt. A fairly decent flavor profile, nice on the nose. Very low cost for quality of of the flavor profile. Try this one out.
OK, so we went to Scotland last year and distant relatives got me pointed to single malts. Been developing my taste for several types from various regions. Glenmorangie produces something north of 10 million bottles per year and not the quaint craft distillery but darn this is nice. I really enjoy the sherry caske finish and smooth end. Look forward all week to have a dram or two on Friday evening. Stopped at an Idaho liquor store and found it for $49 on sale so got two. Washington taxes would take it to near $75.
I'm a big Glenmorangie fan. This is the first time I've had a bottle of this variant. I find that I hold Macallan 12 (sherry cask) as my baseline for sherry cask scotches, what everyone should aspire to for a standard. Lasanta 12 year could give Macallen 12 year a run for it's money. I love sharing a glass with friends to start out the night. I'll get this again.
Love it. Smooth, a lovely first dram in the evenings. It is right up there among my favorites.
Glenmorangie is a big go to for me. Love all their expressions. Lasanta is smooth, semi-sweet, and with a great sherry follow through to the end. Great with a cigar!
Exactly what I was hoping for today. Sweet, sherry bomb with oaky finish. Well played :-)
Wonderful aroma. Great taste. Nice finish. It is really rare for me to appreciate taste more than finish and this is the case :)
[lighter and sweeter than Glenfarclas 15. This is the same shelf for me to choose from. If I had to choose between those two I would take... both... well 1l of Glenfarclas and 0,7l of Glenmorangie]
Not terrible, but way too spicy for my taste. Would probably mesh with someone who likes bourbon more I think.
So good. Delicious from the moment you pour it in the glass. You can really smell and taste the sherry. Just the right amount of bite and a beautiful flavor.
Definitely getting raisin on the nose. Love the sweet sherry, although It could be toned back a smidge. Excellent single malt.
Great taste for a great price. Cant get enough
Very much like a bourbon taste. Vanilla and caramel
One of my go-to scotches, way too easy to drink!
Smooth, some smoke, easy to drink, some sweet
Lasanta - I love ya!
Love its sweetness
Sweet, smooth, classic Glenmorangie flavors
Smooth start and surprisingly sweet finish.
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.
Spicy and sweet - raisins and sherry
This is a true 10, sweet, with a hint of oak and vanilla. Just the right amount of heat for a smooth finish.
Strong and preety:)
Bit harsher then other Glenmorangie blends
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.
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.
Great sherry taste! Smooth and long finish
Pretty happy with this one cut a little with some room temperature water.
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!
Best drink I have ever had!
All around smooth, easy to drink Scotch
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.
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.