Glenmorangie Palo Cortado Finish 12 Year Old Barrel Select Release

Part of the Barrel Select Release, this is the first Glenmorangie ever to be finished in rare Palo Cortado sherry casks. The Single Malt spent its first eight years mellowing in American white oak bourbon casks, then finished in Palo Cortado casks.
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.

    Nose:    Rich, elegant and rounded. Toffee, fudge and vanilla sweetness entwine with mossy notes and mulled wine hints. Then come scents of honeyed ginger and milk-chocolate truffle dusted with cinnamon.

    Taste:    An oily yet peppery texture leads to a burst of rich, sweet flavours. Treacle toffee and milk chocolate are threaded with notes of clove, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Meanwhile, fruity undertones of raisins, dark plums and bitter orange find delectable balance with baking ryebread and salted nuts.

    Finish:   Long and nutty, brimming with spice, leather and a touch of aniseed.