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Distilled by Glenmorangie, aged for 13 years and finished in a Cognac cask, this new release is bottled at 46% ABV and features no coloring or filtering.
Buttery toffee on the nose, plenty of malt character, faint musty sweetness, and a dollop of apple pie and spice. Touch of leather and pepper.
Medium viscosity on the palate, a touch of heat despite the moderate proof. Sweet cream, a dash of honey, faint cognac influence, and a bit of pear, apple pie and raspberry. Light on tannin, light and sweet without becoming cloying.
Short finish. A bit of disappointment here, hoping for a long cognac finish instead. Buttery sweetness, vanilla bean, cream, nougat and a touch of pepper and clove.
The nose is interesting, the palate is quite nice, and the finish just can't hold up. What's going on here is overall a nice package, but a touch more oak, cognac and proof could take this from very good to something magnificent.