Glenmorangie A Midwinter Night’s Dram 2017
Aged in ex-Oloroso Sherry (Spanish oak) and Bourbon casks, finished in ex-Pedro Ximenez casks
Glenmorangie. This name gets bigger bigger every year as they release there much anticipated Limited release. Rye casks, Burgundy casks, wild yeast…every year brings something new, or something old by made in a new way !
But this is not the time to talk about these limited releases. A Midwinter Night’s Dram is an edition that comes out every odd year, around Christmas, to celebrate an ancient tradition. The Master Distiller used to create a special bottling for the Man of Tain, the distillery’s employees.
So in 2015 Glenmorangie revived the tradition and supply the UK with a limited release to celebrate the workers, and of course Christmas !
Color : coppery gold
Nose : light, with Christmas spices and apple crumble. Well balanced. Crème brûlée and milk chocolate.
Palate : cinnamon, caramel, gingerbread, candied oranges. A nice balance in the mouth with a slightly syrupy texture.
Finale : a chocolate milk finish, light and short in the esophagus, but persistent to taste.
Comments : What a pity this bottle is only available in the UK! A nice balance between Bourbon and Sherry, but this whiskey keeps a character of its own. This edition that comes out every 2 years for Christmas has very good flavors: successful marketing. And a superb bottle! Definitely a whiskey that you should have in the eye for next Christmas if you go through the UK 🇬🇧