Single Malt Scotch - to 12 Yrs - 2013
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Interesting fact… Glenmorangie Lasanta whisky spells its name whisky as it originates in Scotland. Had it been produced in America its name would be Glenmorangie Lasanta whiskey, instead of whisky.
The nose is creamy and of caramel, crème anglaise and chocolate raisins, quite dry with notes of mixed sweet spices. The mouth feel is very thick as you chew through honeyed raisins. There is a little sweet beeswax, melted vanilla ice cream as the sherry weaves gently through the palate, a very buttery expression. Much more of that honey in the creamy finish, it has a slight oaky dryness and a dusting of cocoa powder.
I enjoy my Islays and peat is amazing, but when you want something other than a peated scotch whisky this is to me a very nice one. The nose is very pleasant and inviting with sweet hints of honey, vanilla and dried fruit. Very approachable and tasty. Palate consisted of chocolates, raisins, honey, hints of creamy vanilla and a dry slightly oaky finish. At the price of $45 USD at many local liquor stores it's a great buy.
10th April 2014
What more is there to say
23rd March 2014
Let me star by stating that in the past I drank some fantastic whiskeys from Glenmorange but this one is not one of those. The nose is not bad but doesn't represent well what's coming next. I feel this is a recipe for those who drink Red Bull with Vodka who are looking for a way to seem sophisticated. The distillery describes their whisky as having notes of mixed sweet spices and melted vanilla ice cream. If that's code for candy-tasting liquor then they might be right. Otherwise is obviously an exaggeration. And speaking of exaggerations, that's what's wrong with this whisky. All the flavors in the background are greatly enhanced giving it an unexpected flavor that's not what you may think (or want) from a true Scottish Whisky. I have to give this recipe a decisive thumbs down. What it needs is to be is part of a blend and not just a single-malt Whisky.
13th March 2014
First off, I absolutely love the Quinta Ruben. The Lasanta is the only other Glenmorangie expression that I currently own. A coworker picked it up for me at a duty free in the States. The Glendronach 12 is my benchmark for Sherried whisky (and Aberlour 12, but at a lesser extent). I was a little disappointed with the Lasanta. I cannot get over this very odd 'cardboard' scent that I get on the nose (it carries onto the palate a little as well). Very strange.
20th February 2014
As title says
8th January 2014
Whilst I understand that some peat-freaks can go overboard I myself am not one of them. As much as I like a glass of Bowmore Darkest this ranks a pretty close second. The only minor downside is that I find that the finish is a little too dry and a little abrupt. However as another reviewer as already stated this can be occasionaly bought from supermarkets for under 30 quid making it a good value purchase.
3rd January 2014
Upon sampling the Lasanta, I have found that this is light on the taste bud, with minimal bite. The richness is sustained by the fullness of the secondary flavors of the maturity of the barrels. I am a huge fan!
46% and non-chill filtered with the last 2 years in full Sherry casks. Sounds decent already. Smells of rich dried fruits, coco and honey. Full but not overly cloying rich tastes that match the aromas. What more can you ask for at this price. Better than the sharper more woody and tinier MacCallan. Of all the 4 standard glenmorangies, this is my favorite, it is also one of my favorite Sherried whiskeys.
26th December 2013
It's hilarious to read the comments of Islay drinkers, which seem to think that there's in the only style worthwhile, making comments on this excellent whisky. It isn't the be-all end-all but it's delicious. If you don't like it, that's a personal issue, which is cool. But get over your arrogant self already.
23rd December 2013
Compared to the original, I find this is much smoother and mellow. On the nose, it's a hint of sherry, but the chocolate coated sultanas just stand out. A hint of citrus fruit as well.
26th November 2013
Yeah, perhaps my favourite Glenmorangie.... better than the original so worth the few extra quid... and better than Quinta Ruban... so save yourself a few quid. A must buy when on offer in supermarkets.... when I've seen it as low as £27. At that price its an easy decision. Jason Breen.
1st November 2013
These bad reviews from people who drink Islay malts, who suggest Highland Park need to be aware that this is a completely different whisky than those. Sherry flavours that will warm the bones on a cold night. A bit expensive, but its good and worth a sample at least.
22nd October 2013
I have a penchant for peaty and smoky drams, especially Bowmore and Laphroig, however I thoroughly enjoy Aberlour for its fruity, caramel complexities. This scotch was VERY bland to me. Although the nose was very promising, the palate. under delivered and I was left wanting more. The finish was also very unexceptional. I don't understand how anyone would prefer this two a bottle of Aberlour, but that's my opinion.
16th October 2013
If you don't like this there is something wrong with you, I think the Nectar D'or (15) is my favourate of Glenmorangie's 'extra matured' range followed by the Quinta Ruban then the Lasanta but there is really nothing between them, they are all superb and very different. Along with An Cnoc 12 and Glendronach 12, Quinta Ruban and Lasanta are my highest ranked younger (upto 12 year old) whiskies.
5th September 2013
Nose and mounth: complex, chocolate, mint, great sherry. Smooth and fresh. Excellent.Its one of my 5 favorities drams.
13th August 2013
All whiskies have their character. All children have their character - would you say one is 'better' and 'you'll love it more' ?? Just enjoy them all for what they are.... and while they last.
15th July 2013
This really reminds of an old winery the smell and taste of a bad wine it's not worth any penny... The only good one from the portfolio is the original 10YO not bad full mouth feel and you can taste the honey and vanilla very nice dram. But you can find better for the money like highland park 12yo try it and you'll love it
21st January 2013
I couldn't find the clean sweetness and mellowing I like so much in other double cask or finish expressions (Benriach 15 PX,or Aberlour 16 for example. Maybe I am too influenced by the fact that I'm not fond of Glenmorangie original style that i recognize too well in every 12 years finish (except Quinta Ruban that appealed me a little more). It's a quality for me...in case you like the original expression.
Maybe the brand new Artein made me change my mind but that's right that it's a 15 years maturation...
29th October 2012
Another fine offering from the Morangie distillery..the superior qualities of this and the Q Ruban take Glenmorangie to the top table of distilling....Never can decide which I prefer...struth
22nd September 2012
For me this dram is only lovely in smaller sips. I prefer the Quinta Ruban Port finished version, it has a fuller taste. I enjoyed my bottle but I doubt I would buy it again, mainly due to the Macallan 10 year Sherry Cask!
10th May 2012
This is how Xmas Pud would taste in It's Wonderful Life. I tried it alongside the Bruichladdich Pedro Ximénez and while I concede it isn't necessarily a like for like comparison, to my mind the Lasanta blew it away. It's incredibly smooth, warm and dessert-like. One for wood-panelled rooms with roaring fires and leather upholstery. Phenomenal stuff and worth twice the price.
5th October 2011
At first didn't like it much due to the almost overpowering taste of sultanas on the palate..but after a few more I found it grew on me..rather surprisingly..I would definitely recommend this one for those who like a rich yet smooth and spicy single malt.
26th April 2011
A beautiful dram if you like them rich; Really thick mouthfeel and the normal floral notes are much more subtle than most Glenmorangies, Think raisins and figs. Sweet warming finish, this and the Astar are my favorite Glenmorangie expressions for sure.
17th September 2010