Score: 8.7 / 10
Type: Sherry finished Highland Single Malt
I stumbled across a 3 pack of Glenmorangie at my local Costco. Glenmorangie 10 The Original, Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 and Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 14. The price? $99. I quickly bought the pack and took it home. That's one hell of a deal for one of the best Scotch whiskey brands! My friend lives in Utah (control state) where he couldn’t even get some of these expressions, so I sent him the pack that I had just bought.
Well, back to Costco to grab another. Once I got the second pack, we organized a Glenmorangie episode for our podcast where we matched each expression with ice cream flavor. I believe that we decided towards the end of that, that the pairings were not that great, but was a very fun experience. However, that was all the way back in January of 2020, so its time to revisit the Lasanta and write an official review.
If you would like to listen to that ice cream pairing episode, you can find it on the Po It Up whiskey podcast here.
Nose: A light but enticing nose bursting with toffee, raisin, sherry and honeycomb. Light cinnamon and vanilla hide subtly in the background.
Palate: Very "buttery" mouthfeel that also bursts with an intense orange flavor and a tingling sweetness. Butterscotch and chocolate dominate the second half of the drinking experience (like a liquid Butterfingers).
Finish: Long and strong is how it goes. Tannic with lingering spiced oak, dark chocolate and orange slowly fade after a good amount of time. Delicious.
S+ Sensational - The Pinnacle (9.5+)
A - AXEceptional (astounding) (9-9.5)
B - bravo (step aBove average) (8-8.9)
C - competent (7-7.9)
D - disappointing (6-6.9)
F - flush it down the toilet (fail) (5.9 below)
Notes: Availability? Common. But the Three pack is the way to go as long as that still exists. What a great deal!
Bottom line? Love this bottle – it does so many things well and the flavors are incredible. I even boosted the score that I gave in the pairings episode. I like it more and more each time I try it. Get ya some Lasanta.