This was one of the first bottles of Scotch I ever purchased. I picked this up in 2008 when I was in Scotland – it was a duty free release at the time. This was matured in a warehouse that is supposed to be near the sea giving it a salty character that is not normally seen in Glenmorangie.
Nose: Berries with cream, fresh cut grass, slight brine, watermelon, and a hint of cocoa.
Palate: Strong notes of chocolate and green apple with lime and chili.
Finish: Lasts a good while with chocolate and light berries again.
Rating: 87/100 – Light bodied, but an enjoyable dram. I didn’t get as much from the supposed sea influence in this warehouse though.
Value for the money: I think I paid around $80 or so at the time which I would pay again. No idea what these would go for now, but I wouldn’t pay much over that.