Glenmorangie Palo Cortado Cask 12 Year Scotch Whisky
46% ABV, 750 ml
"This deeply sweet and nutty small-batch release is the first Glenmorangie ever to be finished in rare Palo Cortado sherry casks. Aged for 12 years, it brings a new elegance to the Highland Distillery’s delicate style.
The single malt spent its first eight years mellowing in American white oak bourbon casks. Then, delighted by that whisky’s smooth, soft character, Dr Bill was inspired to finish a select batch in Palo Cortado casks, never before used at Glenmorangie.
Palo Cortado is the rarest variety of sherry, created purely by chance, when the protective ‘flor’ yeast does not form on sherry intended to become Amontillado.
Enchanted by Palo Cortado’s sweet and nutty flavours, Dr Bill sourced a handful of its casks, which are incredibly hard to come by. He filled them with the whisky, imagining the unparalleled depth and complexity they might bring Glenmorangie. Finished in these deliciously wonderful casks, Dr Bill’s creation developed all the rich elegance he had dreamed of.
Uniquely complex and nutty, it layers dark plum depths with milk-chocolate richness, Brazil nuts and sweet spice."
"Intriguing aromas of apple butter. spiced cider, and golden maple overlay luscious notes of caramelized pineapple and chocolate. Elegant and savory on the palate, with notes of roasted pepper, warm walnut, and baked barley. Sip, savor, repeat." 94 Points 2023 Ultimate Spirits Challenge