Here in the far North of Scotland , near the ancient Royal Burgh of Tain, lies Glenmorangie. The Glen of Tranquility where malt whisky has been distilled since before 1700. The water rises in the Tarlogie Springs close to the distillery, and having filtered through lime and sandstone for half a century, is unusually hard and rich in minerals. Glenmorangie’s elegant swan-neck stills are the tallest in the Highlands, so only the lightest and purist of vapours can ascend and condense. The whisky is matured in selected casks of American mountain oak which allow the natural flavour of Glenmorangie to develop fully. “Lasanta” is Gaelic for “warmth and passion”. It is one of the core expressions for The Glenmorangie and one of their cask finish releases. This single malt spends its first 10 years in American oak ex-bourbon barrels. After that initial maturation, it finishes its aging in former oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry butts.
Golden amber/ in colour. The bouquet is quite sweet with the characteristic Glenmorangie combination of orange, dried fruits (raisins, figs), oak, caramel, honey and spices like cinnamon and ginger. Also notes of sherry, nuts, malt and fruity tones like peach and mango. A hint of grounded roasted coffee. The palate also shows malt, sherry, white pepper, orange liqueur, vanilla, nuts (almonds), cinnamon, nutmeg, licorice and butterscotch, hints of red grapes, olive oil and grapefruit. The finish is sweet at first but dryer towards the end.