When i first started blogging about whisky i never ever considered that i would have had such an interesting whisky year as i've had and 2013 appears to be going in the same direction.
This review is pretty special on a couple of counts, firstly it's the 200th review on this site meaning you can now happily browse though 200 whisky, gin, tequila reviews on this site. Secondly this whisky has only just been released this week and is something a bit special.
The Glenmorangie Ealanta is a 19 year old distilled in 1993 and is the 2013 release in Glenmorangie's annual Private Edition series of small batch wood experiments, Ealanta differs from its predecessors Sonnalta, Finealta and Artein as it has been full-term matured (rather than finished) in its designer casks, which in this instance are heavily toasted new white oak casks made with trees from Missouri's Ozark mountains.
I was lucky enough to get a sample of this from a friend in the know and i really have to make sure i get a bottle of this.
You can pick up a bottle of this from The Whisky Exchange.
oh wow theres something almost grain/bourbon like about this straight away, vanilla, creme brule and some hints of oak, i was expecting a lot more oak than there was here, loving the nose on this whisky.
fruity and zesty but has a real distinctive Glenmorangie sweetness to it as well
tangy and a zesty but still fresh and sweet.