Glenmorangie Barrel Select Release 13 Year Old Cognac Cask Finish Whisky
Unveiled in August 2021, this expression from the Glenmorangie Distillery brings together the fruit-forward fabulousness of Glenmorangie's single malt with the rich, spicy depth imparted by Cognac casks! Glenmorangie’s head of whisky creation Dr. Bill Lumsden had experimented with Cognac casks before, but found they would overshadow the spirit's character. For this expression, however, Dr. Bill used Cognac casks that had been filled several times, resulting in a more subtle wood influence on the whisky. It was initially aged in ex-bourbon casks for eight years, before being finished in the aforenoted Cognac casks for a further four years, and then bottled up at 46% ABV.
Nose: Spiced apple, soft cedar, and a smidge of earthy forest floor. Hints of yellow plum and leather.