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Glenmorangie Astar

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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: In a way, Astar is the blueprint for using a really good NAS offering to entice whisky drinkers into accepting the fate of no age statements.
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  • Raided Score: 94
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: The exquisite Glenmorangie aromas and flavors—floral, with rose hips and orange blossom—are dialed up to new levels of intensity, while the voluptuous and sweet palate exudes harmony and balance.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Adding just a few drops of water expands the body, which without is a bit thin. A fine dram which will be a good start to the evening.
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  • Raided Score: 81
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: I’m not too much into oak-flavoured whiskies, but this one sure is one of the rather good ones. Now, it's Astar, but not quite a star.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: Its delicacy is buried under a mountain of alcohol. Even with copious amounts of water, it's remarkably hot.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: Water helps the various flavor elements meld more fully, leading to a surprisingly savory yet complex finish.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: This was nice, but again stunted by the bitterness in the base spirit.
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  • Intro:

    This is a re-release of an older Glenmorangie cask strength expression.

  • Nose:

    Sweet buttery bread. Apricot, lime. Faint soapstone. Rich buttercream.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouth feel. Honey, apricot, fresh baked bread. Honey, some pepper. Light lactic bitterness. Heat grows with time.

  • Finish:

    Short, hot and bitter. Vanilla, caramel, honey pair with the bitter, but cant overcome it. Some nice apricot character.

  • Overall:

    This was nice, but again stunted by the bitterness in the base spirit.

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