Whenever I think of sweet whiskies one of the first brand that comes to mind is Glenmorangie. Most of the Glenmorangie whiskies I’ve tasted have been on the sweeter side and this Nectar D’Or is no exception.
For this expression Glenmorangie starts the maturing process in bourbon casks and finishes the process in Sauternes casks. For those not familiar with Sauternes wine, it is a French sweet wine from the Sauternais region of Bordeaux.
Before drinking the whisky I knew it would be sweet but it was after I tasted it that learned that it’s aged for 12-years. Now, this Nectar D’Or was re-launched in 2011, what I don’t know is if the original was also aged 12-years. What I do know is that I did enjoy this whisky. I found that it started out sweet but it finished with a nice kick.
Nose: Oak, nutmeg, citrus
Palate: sweet, honey, ginger and nutmeg
Finish: smooth, with ending notes of ginger and nutmeg
If you aren’t into sweet whiskies then definitely stay away from this one. I too prefer whiskies to be on the less sweeter side but I wouldn’t mind a Nectar D’Or dram with dessert. I will say that although I did like this whisky, I still prefer Tusail to this one. If you’ve never tasted Tusail before what you need to know is that aside from the taste, there are a couple other major differences. One being the cost between the two, Tusail ranges about $120 while Nectar D’Or ranges around $70. And the other, Tusail is a no-age-statement.
I would recommend this whisky to anyone who enjoys whiskies that are on the sweeter side and to non-whisky drinkers due to how light and smooth it is.
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.