Insider knowledge: Glenmorangie Astar whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Glenmorangie Astar whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Has a freshness, with creamy, sweet malt and white chocolate.
Palate: Really sweet and fruity, lychees and grapefruit, oak, barley, mandarin. Pineapple chunks in yoghurt.
Finish: Honey, smoothness, lovely creamy, tropical
This is a real beaut. Light gold and a good spread of thin long legs. Lots of layers with an amazing nose: a sweet custard with honey, spice, light toffee with apricot and a sweeter, tropical fruit, very fragrant with a hint of mint, zesty citrus, and a cereal (digestive biscuit). On the palate there is a real honied sweetness and touch of vanilla with a creamy mouth feel and a kick of heat which has a zest and spice to it. Fleshy fruit notes with apricot emerging through the honied finish with the heat lingering alongside the light oak, touch of anise and stewed fleshy fruit. WOW! If winter is coming,this'll warm yer cockles.
13th October 2013
Plenty of whiskies are described as "sweet", but this is in a different league of sweetness. It's sweeter than any whisky I've tried, scotch or bourbon. It's liqueur-sweet when drunk without water. It's an excellent accompaniment to desserts like sticky toffee pudding, which I find often make other drams seem bitter by comparison.
For this reason it wouldn't be an everyday dram for me, but it's an essential part of my collection.
2nd September 2012
this is whisky i live i mile from the still never tasted better
29th February 2012
A real and marvellous whisky . Delicious oak taste, long and oily. It' s the essence of what a whisky should be.
7th February 2011
A lovely, warming dram. Smooth and sweet.
4th October 2010
SMOOTH as silk
28th April 2010
Thick cream, fruit! Tingling, sweet, crisp. My new favourite dram, gave this to my better half (who doesn't like Scotch usually) and she loved it too.
7th October 2009