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November 8, 2021


Unusual pairs, at this time Glenmorangie

I first thought, whereas perusing the wine and spirits cabinets within the nearest grocery store (a big Leclerc ‘hypermarché’) that that they had mistakenly put some Veuve Clicquot from final summer time amongst the whiskies. Nah, it was truly that slightly new Glenmorangie ‘X’, which, by the way, belongs to the identical firm, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH). Truly, that vast group is now known as the opposite approach ‘spherical, that’s to say Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton – however they would not change the acronym to MHLV. Have not I misplaced you once more?

Glenmorangie 'X' (40%, OB, +/-2021)

Glenmorangie ‘X’ (40%, OB, +/-2021) Three stars

It is written on the label, this beautiful cheaply priced NAS single malt (25€ a bottle at Leclerc at time of writing) was ‘made for mixing’. However let’s be rebels, as a lot as we have typically combined some very valuable outdated malts whereas we should not (Port Ellen misuwari at Fiddler’s, anybody?) we simply shan’t combine this ‘X’ and slightly do an actual but fast test of the engine. Color: gold. Nostril: frankly, you may have this neat. It is contemporary, nice, malty, with slightly numerous vanilla and maple syrup (some heavy charring I suppose), tinned candy maize, orange blossom, nougat, conventional cake… And our beloved panettone. That is liquid panettone! Mouth: as soon as once more, I am positively stunned, I used to be anticipating one thing flat and meagre, whereas I am discovering this completely drinkable, with good maltiness, vanilla, oranges, extra panettone, extra nougat… Even the 40% do not feel weak, the physique being greater than okay. End: not even brief. Good earl-grey-y oakiness within the aftertaste. Feedback: it might have been ‘made for mixing’ however I consider it was not made ‘solely’ for mixing. Good straightforward contemporary juice for ‘everybody’, together with us.

SGP:531 – 82 factors.

A Highland Distillery 16 yo 2005/2021 (58.3%, First Cask, Whisky Import Netherland Dranken bv, butt)

A Highland Distillery 16 yo 2005/2021 (58.3%, First Cask,
Whisky Import Netherland Dranken bv, butt) Two stars and a half

A single malt. With exceptions, these are normally both Clynelish, or Glenmorangie/Westport, whereas undisclosed Macallans slightly go as blends. Nutshell, this could Glenmorangie. Color: wealthy gold. Nostril: in my ebook the tender Glenmorangie is a ‘sponge’ distillate, it would not even take into consideration combating any extra affect (lively wooden, wines) and slightly adapt. Which may be why, a minimum of within the early days, Glenmo ‘Sauternes’ was very a lot on Sauternes, similar with Margaux, Burgundy, Port, Madeira and many others, and even with new American oak. So, we’re on walnut wine right here, leaves, mustard, maybe somewhat sulphur, I am even pondering of Jerez vinegar, then artichokes and eggplants, black tobacco (Gauloises), Worcester sauce, even Louisiana chilli sauce… Could not you pour this over hamburgers? With water: English brown sauce popping out. Not completely positive that is a superb factor. Onion soup. Mouth (neat): weird, slightly on some heavy butterscotch that somebody would have flavoured with tobacco. Smoked millionaire shortbread, somewhat vinegar once more, leather-based, then extra fruits, maybe goji? Sultanas? With water: leather-based and bitter oranges, smoked marmalade… And at all times this sense of gunpowder (that is the PC approach of mentioning ‘s’.) End: lengthy, at all times on leather-based, with leaves, bell peppers, walnut and chestnut liqueurs… Feedback: not precisely your ordinary Glenmorangie, however this positive is not Clynelish. Has its charms, nevertheless it’s additionally bought a number of flaws – not irreparable ones, having mentioned that. Nah, probably not for me.

SGP:562 – 79 factors.

PS they offer you a number of recipes in a neck-booklet with the X. Glenmorangie X Peach (1 half Glenmorangie, 1.5 components peach iced tea), or Glenmorangie X Tonic (similar with tonic as a substitute of iced tea), or Glenmorangie X Sangria (2 components Glenmorangie, 1 half lemon juice, 1 half pineapple juice, 1.5 half lemonade). They did not precisely rack their brains however why not, I’ll attempt a few of these later, in… July. Adios.









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