After its initial maturation period of at least ten years in ex-bourbon casks, Lasanta spends an extra period in ex-sherry casks. Lasanta means warmth and passion in Gaelic.
Nose: Very light, sweet honey and caramel.
Mouth: Warm honey, toffee, burnt sugar and walnuts.
Finish: Long with ginger, cocoa and hits of dried oranges.
This is a rather particular malt, with many light and fruity notes. I would have expected a slightly more complex whisky from the other extra matured Glenmorangies, but it remains a very nice malt. I got hold of this bottle at a good discount through a duty free sale, though I’m not sure if I would pick it up at full price.
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