Glenmorangie Legends – The Duthac

ABV: 43 %
Origin: Highlands
Type: Single malt
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Impression: 3/5

Tasting notes
Nose: This is sweet and fruity. It starts out with a mix of assorted fresh fruits and berries with a vanilla coating. There’s a laid back oakiness sitting around the edges and a honey and liquorice sweetness. With time in the glass a tropical fruitiness starts to come through from the back as well as a feint charcoal smokiness. The overlying fresh fruitiness becomes clearer and reveals rapsberries and lemon, but are soon joined by ripe darker fruits. This is a nice nose overall which seems balanced between the components.

Mouth: It starts out sweet and malty. It takes a while for the fruitiness to arrive and when it does, it seems less fresh and leans more towards a mix of overripe and dried fruits. The oakiness is creating an outside layer and creates a bitter black coffee bitterness. The whole is less fruity than the nose and not nearly as balanced. The sweetness is quite clingy and syrypy.

Finish: It starts out with a mild spicyness and a small dip in flavour except for the clingy sweetness. When the fruitiness returns it once again produces the nice mix of overripe red berries and a mix of dried tropical fruits. The oakiness is still creating an outside layer with a coffee note and a feint hint of charcoal. There’s also coconut coming through in the finish. This is a good whisky with a very nice nose.

Additional information
The Duthac is a part of Glenmorangie’s travel retail series called Legends. It’s aged in american ex-bourbon barrels and combined with whisky finished in ex-Pedro Ximenez sherry casks and charred virgin oak casks.

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