Private Edition 9.
Glenmorangie has just presented the ninth release of Private Edition. It just happens that I have a beautifully presented small bottle of this drink together with a tasting glass, all properly packed in a nice box. I must admit that Glenmorangie is bringing presenting samples on a new level.
This time we also have NAS, traditional 46% ABV, unchillfiltered and fully matured in the barrels after Rye Whiskey, which is now regaining recognition among consumers.
N: in the bottle quite sweet, honey-vanilla, ice cream, caramel, in the glass at the very beginning similar, in the cold wind, when I tried it for the first time I discovered a large wave of citrus with orange and lemon at the fore, then already at peace at home also peach, litchi, dry grass and straw, after some time I sensed marzipan, cinnamon and meringue, in the distance slight dose of spirit with white pepper, sometimes also perfumes;
T: here it is more wild with tongue tingling, some bitterness, ginger, white pepper, warming up, dry, after getting used to it I have grapefruit and orange peel, water somewhat softens it, but you can also quickly overdo and dilute this malt;
F: medium long with bitterness some traces of grapefruit and orange.
Glenmorangie Spios or spice in free translation is probably a good name for it, similar to the other expressions in the series, all the names are pretty well reflected to the character of whisky. The smell is very interesting, the taste in my opinion is too much Spios, rather not in my favorite style, a little wild and spicy, although you will surely find amateurs for such a malt.