This one is for Malt Whisky connoisseurs with its rich, silky and creamy malt texture that embodies the heart and soul of Glenmorangie’s time honored tradition of whisky creation. Astar is exclusively matured in ‘Designer Casks’ shipped from the Ozarks. These casks are made from carefully selected, slow growing, 150-year-old fine grain, American white oak trees. The wood has been air dried for a minimum of 24 months before it is charred and crafted into casks. Glenmorangie believes 60% of their whisky’s character is derived from the wood it is aged in, so their quest for the very best wood is unparalleled.
Glenmorangie Astar carries distinct aromas of rich toffee and crème-brulee, menthol, cinnamon and toasted almonds embedded in milk followed by flavors of rich, creamy delicious desserts according to official tasting notes. Recommended serve for this delicious nectar: 2 parts Astar to 1 part water or neat on the rocks. This allows the drinker to explore Astar to the fullest extent with its aroma, texture and flavor.
Aroma: Hints of ginger, citrus, smoky vanilla. Oak is noticeable. Water of course opens up the aroma to an elevated extent bringing out the sweeter tones, caramel or possibly buttery toffee.
Flavor: Aroma follows through in the taste with spice and pepper being balanced out by the sweet, creamy vanilla. Spicy with big mouth feel. Long, warming finish. Glenmorangie Astar is powerful and best served with a small splash of water to open it up and allow it to shine.
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