Glenmorangie The Lasanta

I was first introduced to Glenmorangie, a highland whisky, by my friend Fiona. Glenmorangie The Original happens to be one of her favorite whiskies (http://wp.me/p3Zt2k-1H). Not too long ago a friend hosted a party and I was introduced to another Glenmorangie whisky, in this case, Glenmorangie Lasanta.

Lasanta, Gaelic for warmth and passion per the Glenmorangie site, is actually a variation of The Original 10-year old. The Original 10 year-old is matured in ex-bourbon casks and then this expression of Lasanta is further matured an extra 2 years in Oloroso Sherry casks from Jerez in Spain.

I found this expression to be a bit stronger than both The Original and The Quinta Ruban so I’ll get right to it.

Tasting Experience

Nose: sweet, sherry and honey

Taste: Slight burn, oak, sherry and spices

I do very much enjoy The Original; however, I didn’t love this Glenmorangie expression. It was certainly not a bad whisky, but it’s forgettable. It was not as sweet as other Glenmorangie expressions I’ve tasted. It is a bit stronger but you still get that smoothness.

If you look at in a monetary sense, then for the price, I’d certainly say that it is well worth it. The price ranges about $45-$55. That is a similar cost to The Quinta Ruban while The Original goes for about $40-$50.

If you are looking for an affordable whisky with a unique taste then I think you will find that in Lasanta.

Cheers!

Glenmorangie Lasanta

Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.

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One Comment Add yours

  1. WHSKY Steve says:

    This might be my favorite release from Glenmorangie! Lots of Sherry and heavy fruit flavors. Like you said, the price is right on this one…

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