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Glenmorangie Astar

Astar D'or

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@AKGcandlefishReview by @AKGcandlefish

21st Feb 2013


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Color: sunburnt straw.

Nose: pineapple, clementines, and cherries. White chocolate. Honey drizzled in Greek yogurt. Champagne.

Body: full-bodied and creamy.

Palate: pow! This one's a punch in the mouth in the best possible sense. Like sucking on Fireball candies, followed by chocolates, followed by fruit and honey and vanilla and caramel and oatmeal, and I don't know what else, but I like it.

Finish: a smooth and lingering, sweet, spicy burn.

This gives the Nectar D'or a serious run for its money, and I think the cask strength ABV gives it the slight edge. Glenmorangie knows their wood.

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AKGcandlefish commented

I originally rated this a 91. Given time with it, however, I find the cask strength ABV actually detracts a bit from the flavor enjoyment. Some cask strengths are absolutely perfect (the A'bunadh, for instance), but in this case, the alcohol slightly overpowers the taste. Where I initially preferred this to the Nectar D'or, I've now found I much prefer the D'or as my standby Glenmorangie.

Don't get me wrong, the Astar is fantastic and highly recommended to those who generally prefer cask strength spirits, but I had to knock it down below the D'or in my ratings.

9 years ago 0

FMichael commented

I honestly was indifferent to this whisky; I've had better cask strength that have alot more to offer than remove the lining of my mouth as this Astar had done.

IMHO the Nectar D'or is much better.

9 years ago 0

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