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.
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.
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.