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Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX

Lingers long in the memory

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@KalekasReview by @Kalekas

25th Sep 2010


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Another whisky to be cherished and shared only with good friends (those who can be relied upon not to drown it with water or freeze with an ice cube) Sonnalta's gone and effortlessly knocked Highland Park 18yo off the top spot for me.

It's a 'yummy' whisky if that makes sense ... it starts with a rush of sweetness - obviously contributed by señor Pedro Ximenes - followed by coffee and chocolate notes, followed by "just a spot more please" or "un poco más, por favor".

For the cash-strapped whisky drinker it's not cheap (about £65 a litre in World of Whisky) but it's worth every penny. A gorgeous and sophisticated whisky from an adventurous distillery. I can't afford another bottle until my birthday rolls around but I'll not grudge them a penny of the cost price (while hoping they manage to hold it below £70/litre).

Drugs: Just say no; Sonnalta: Just say yes.

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bwmccoy commented

This was the last of 7 Glenmorangie expressions that I was able to taste at a Dinner with the master distiller (Dr. Bill Lumdsen) that was put on by the Scotch Malt Whisky Society in Seattle, WA in Nov. 2010. It was my favorite of the night, but was disappointed when Dr. Bill explained that it was no longer being produced. The Sonnalta PX is not available locally, but my wife found it at a Whisky Shop in San Francisco. She gave it to me today as a Christmas present. Lucky me! :-)

13 years ago 0

Kalekas commented

Hi there bwmccoy (Scottish antecedents perhaps?), Xmas greetings from sunny Alcossebre. I know Seattle quite well (brother in law works in Pioneer Square) and it's charming to think of a Glenmo expression matured in Spanish barrels bringing some andalucian brightness to the Pacific North-West. There's some Arctic weather on its way so I'll be breaking out the Ardbeg to stave off winter chills.

13 years ago 0

Victor commented

Yes, the Sonnalta PX is magnificent stuff. I had to hustle to round up a second bottle before it disappeared in my area (Md/DC).

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