Review by @AKGcandlefish
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- Brand: Glenmorangie
- Type: Scotch
- Region: Highland
- ABV: 57.1%
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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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
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