Glenmorangie Bacalta is another addition to the Glenmorangie Private Edition range! Released in early 2017, Bacalta is the first expression from the distillery which has been finished in sun-baked Malmsey Madeira casks. Dr. Bill Lumsden had bespoke American oak casks made and heavily toasted, then seasoned with Malmsey wine and left to bake in the heat of Madeira’s sun. The casks were emptied and shipped to Scotland to finish the Glenmorangie whisky, which had been matured in ex-bourbon barrels.
Nose: Rich, sweet notes of buttered toast and popcorn, along with brioche and milk chocolate, then fruitier notes of cherry, strawberry and dried fruit. Succulent apricots ripened in Madeira’s island sun emerge from fragrant, honeyed aromas. A curiously flinty note gives way to beguiling hints of white chocolate.
Palate: Spicier on the palate, with cinnamon, clove and violets. Roasted almonds, more milk chocolate and candied orange arrive, along with hints of red fruits. A drop of water brings out more fruity and floral notes.
Finish: Creamy fudge emerges in the long, syrupy aftertaste, alongside caramelised citrus and pears.
What some of our whisky enthusiast friends have said about Glenmorangie Dornoch
Quote 1: Amazing limited Edition Scotch Whisky! Was nearly sold out but I managed to locate the last 5 bottles in Austin, Texas and bought them all.. Yummy!!!! Couldn’t believe this was actually a Limited Edition other wise I would have purchased a case when it first came out 🙂
Quote 2: One of my absolute favorites. Top 3 that I’ve ever tasted from the highlands. Should be a part of every collection and why it’s a limited release is beyond me.
Quote 3: Must say the tasting notes are really spot on. Especially the apricots with honey, spice, mint some chocolate and loads more fruit on the finish. I also get an amazing salty nuttiness with incredible subtle underlying smoke coming from, I guess, heavily toasted casks. Reminds me a lot of the excellent new Glen Scotia series.