Winters in Scotland are nothing to laugh at, there’s no doubt about that. One way to navigate the rougher weather months there is with a good bottle of Scotch and a roaring fire, which is precisely what Glenmorangie had in mind with the unveiling recently of its new limited edition A Midwinter Night’s Dram whisky.
The Glenmorangie A Midwinter Night’s Dram, according to the distillery, is a non-age statement Scotch drawing spirit from American white oak bourbon casks and the same type of Oloroso sherry casks that are used in their Lasanta expression. What’s resulted from this is a rather fascinating 43% ABV bottling who’s official tasting profile is outlined below:
Aroma: Notes of orange marmalade, toffee, walnuts and mulled wine; tones of wine-soaked fruit, Christmas cake and a distinct whiff of musk or incense.
Taste: A rich, warming, peppery texture leading into myriad flavors of chocolate orange, ginger, walnuts, praline and some sweet butter candy.
Finish: A soft, medium strength, creamy finish, with further notes of malt biscuit and plump raisins.
The creation of this whisky is said to have been inspired by “the long held tradition where The Sixteen Men of Tain (those who worked at the distillery year round) were treated with a special whisky in the festive season created by the Master Distiller as a thank you for their role in the creation of Glenmorangie. This gift was shared by the Men of Tain with friends and family from St Andrew’s Day to Christmas to Burns Night.”
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