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Glenmorangie Artein 15 Year Old

Raspberry Dumplings

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@vanPeltReview by @vanPelt

20th Jul 2013

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First vapor: Fermenting berry.

Nose: Raspberry with buttery dough dumplings. This main theme is supported by custard, some fresh red apple slice, and a faint breeze of garden mint.

Palate: Flashes of juices-- from apple or nectarine... to strawberry... and a build-up of raspberry, as gingery heat escalates tingly like lime zest. Then the dumplings return, buttery and with a spread of raspberry jam.

Finish: Lingering dough and a little jam; alternating between zesty and custardy.

I have not experienced this flavor set in a malt before. The Artein is a refreshing malt, at once buttery smooth and crystal clear with raspberry. These splendid notes may lack some other complexities, but I appreciate the berried lightness, which particularly suits the summer right now-- The raspberry dumpling theme is right in season. The Artein has just become my favorite among malts that are relatively light and summery.

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8 comments

@Onibubba
Onibubba commented

Great review. This whisky is all about red berries for me too. They just fill the nose. I have not had this in over a year. Maybe it is about time! Thanks for the inspiration!

8 years ago 0

@AKGcandlefish
AKGcandlefish commented

This makes me want to pour a glass too. I rated this one higher than you did, but I didn't pick up on some of these notes. Now I want to try it again. Thanks!

8 years ago 0

@teebone673
teebone673 commented

Thanks for the great review. This is one of the few Glenmmorangies I have never tried. Anyone know if it is still being produced or was it a limited edtion? Thanks.

8 years ago 0

@vanPelt
vanPelt commented

Thanks all; Of course, now you make me want to pour a dram, too.... It's indeed the right time.

@teebone673: It is a Private Edition, but I was still able to find it locally. (Other Private Edition options were Finealta, Astar, and Ealanta. Which to choose...?)

8 years ago 0

@teebone673
teebone673 commented

Thanks vanPelt. As far as the other private editions, definately try the Astar is you haven't already. It's the most bourbony single malt I've ever tasted. Very good. I need to get a new bottle soon.

8 years ago 0

@vanPelt
vanPelt commented

Thanks, that's the impression I get... And compared to the Ealanta?

8 years ago 0

@teebone673
teebone673 commented

Good question, man. I've never had the Ealanta, but its definitely on my list.

8 years ago 0

@AKGcandlefish
AKGcandlefish commented

Whoops. I just realized I was confusing Artein with Astar. I actually haven't had the Artein yet. I saw it once a while ago but haven't seen it in my area lately. Still would like to try it.

8 years ago 0

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