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Review: Glenmorangie Cognac Cask Finish 13 Years Old

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The “Barrel Choose” releases seem to have develop into an annual occasion from Glenmorangie, though there’s nonetheless no hint of them wherever on the distillery’s web site that I can discover. Utilizing my spectacular deductive expertise, I’m assuming these are restricted choices specializing in particular cask finishes aside from these related to the core lineup and different Non-public Editions. We loved final 12 months’s Malaga Cask Finish (presumably the primary of those), and now now we have the newest providing to research, Cognac Cask End. In response to the interwebs, this single malt is aged for eight years in ex-bourbon casks after which completed for 4 years in ex-Cognac casks, however you, me, and most different fourth graders on the market see the defective math in that. Presumably issues ran a bit longer on the getting older or ending aspect and obtained forward of the press people. As is clearly evident, there’s rather a lot I don’t actually learn about this bottle. However I can no less than let you know if it’s any good.

The aroma showcases a variety of juicy white grape and tropical notes of guava and mango. Lemon and buttery pastries, so widespread to this Highland malt, are current in abundance, a lot in order that had I nosed it blind, I won’t have even detected a ending. With extra time to open, a refined leathery high quality arrives that provides welcome distinction to the traditional distillery character. On the palate, the ending is extra instantly obvious with that white grape and spicy French oak shining brighter. Notes of clove-studded orange and vanilla custard trip an oily wave, accented with a little bit of peppercorn and candied citrus, right into a gently warming end of tobacco, baking spice, and juicy stone fruit. Extra web sleuthing means that Dr. Invoice Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s whisky-maker in chief, used third and fourth-fill Cognac casks for this launch to make sure the ending didn’t overpower the underlying single malt. Mission completed, in my humble opinion. One other strong addition to the Glenmorangie catalogue, even when I did must dig round for the deets.

92 proof.

A- / $79 / glenmorangie.com [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]

Glenmorangie Cognac Cask End 13 Years Outdated

$79

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9.0/10

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