Glenmorangie A Midwinter Nights Dram
This was very recently announced Inspired by the long held tradition where The Sixteen Men of Tain were treated with a special whisky in the festive season this dram has created by Dr Bill Lumsden.
This is a combination of ex bourbon matured and oloroso finished glenmorangie to creat a sweet rich and nutty dram.
This is a really interesting dram, there's some really tangy citrusy notes, then on the palate hints of nuts and spices, it's not as rich and fruity as say Lasanta, but it's got more to it than the standard 10. I don't know if I would describe this as a midwinter nights dram it's more a mid autumn nights dram, in the middle of winter I'd much prefer to have a heavily sherried or pleated dram, this is definitely for a colder evening rather than the height of summer.
I'd happily have a bottle of this for sipping on those autumnal evenings.
Thanks to Glenmorangie for the official sample.
There's a tangy citrusy note first, with a huge tangy orange peel and pith hit coming first, there's some sweet fresh Madagascan vanilla, some sherbet did dabs and a splash of rich dried apricots, a hint of mr sheen furniture polish also.
More of the tangy orange peel and pith, then a dose of crushed mixed nuts, a small amount of oriental spice, some fruity apricots and sultanas,
Nutty and spicy, hints of orange peel still.
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