I was browsing the shop the other day with the intent of getting a bottle of the very enjoyable Glenfarclas 12. The farclas was $71 and I saw this Lasanta for $55 so I made a financial decision and picked this one up instead. Plus this is a new one for me. Bottle has been opened about a week and is 90% full.
Nose: Sweet red wine and plums. Pretty typical sherried whisky. Brown sugar cake. Gingerbread. Pretty sweet. Rasberries. Very enjoyable fruity nose as is the case with most sherried whisky.
Palate: Very clean, typical sherried flavors. Plums definitely stand out the most. There is a slight bitterness as well but it is useful to balance out some of the sweet plum juice.
Finish: Fairly short. Plum juice, vanilla and dark cherries remain to finish things off.
Overall: Pretty standard, clean sherried whisky. No complaints, nothing spectacular but it is good. Looking forward to enjoying this bottle and seeing how it evolves with time.
I’ve never tried Lasanta, but I’ve had a Farclas 12 for about 4 weeks now and I’ve only had about 3 drams of it. I’m hoping time improves it. As of this writing, it’s no more impressive than Glenfiddich 12, which is fine, but Farclas is priced about $20 above ‘fiddich so I’m not impressed.
@Victor I'm not sure it's voluntary for many of us here to go without Uigeadail. I have very few family or friends that travel across the border, and of those that do, it doesn't always seem appropriate to ask or is a big imposition to put them in. I love Uigeadail and would gladly stock 5 bottles or so...but alas.