Thursday, November 10, 2016

I’ll take you to the candy shop - Gelnmorangie Milsean

Glenmorangie Milsean
Packaging can be a big seller. Often packaging does not live up to the hype of the product inside. In the case of the Glenmorangie Milsean your are guaranteed to get what you expect.

Yet another creation by the genius that is Dr Bill Lumsden the Glenmorangie Milsean (pronounced “meel-shawn”) is the seventh single malt release from the Glenmorangie Private Edition expressions. Built on the basis that is the Gelnmorangie Original aged in ex-bourbon casks, the spirit is then extra maturation in ex-wine casks that have been re-toasted.

It has been designed to be sweet, candied, fruity, and vibrant. Expect perfumed aromas, green crushed sugar cane, sherbet, sprinkles of icing sugar and citrus. A true positive step outside the traditions of the Glenmorangie comfort zones.

Gelnmorangie Milsean Single Malt
Distillery: Glenmorangie Distillery
Region: Tain, Scotland
ABV: 46%
Age: 12.5 Years (Approx)
Wood: Ex-bourbon then retoasted wine cask finish for 2.5 years

Nose: Light grapes, minted boiled lollies, lemon sherbet, strawberries, apples and fairy floss, salted buttered toast.

Taste: Gentle and open delivering a light palate while not being as sweet as would be expected. Expressions of blackcurrant juice, rose water and toasted oak.

Finish: Quickly drying with sweet floral citrus sherbet, sherbet tingle on the tongue and cheeks.

Overall the combined sweeties, citrus, and dry sherberty finish has delivered a rather memorable dram. If I was to give a dram a good 6 out of 7 for price, quality and profile balance. This will take you to the candy shop and back again for sure.

I’d recommend you go try this if you are a Glenmorangie fan and or want experience something that is not always the treacle effects of heavy sherried whiskies.

The Baron