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Glenmorangie Astar

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@AKGcandlefishReview by @AKGcandlefish

21st Feb 2013


Glenmorangie Astar
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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.

10 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.

10 years ago 0