The name Spios, which is Scots Gaelic for ‘spice’, beautifully evokes this whisky’s origins. A spirit known for its distinctive, spicy characteristics. Spios has a herbal nose and a rich, spicy palate, followed by a long, sweet finish.
Glenmorangie Spios is the ninth limited edition bottling in the distillery’s Private Edition series, and the first single malt to have ever been entirely matured in American rye whiskey casks. Glenmorangie’s Dr. Bill Lumsden picked casks used to age whiskey made from a 95% rye mash bill for six years as the maturation vessels for the Spìos.
Nose: First entices with its fresh and herbal nose, hinting at cherry, clove and mint toffee, followed by scents of green grass. A splash of water releases more perfumed notes, both crisp and clean – and an inviting complexity of herbal tones.
Palate: Then, rye’s characteristic spice burst forth, as taste of toffee, clove and cinnamon mingle with nutmeg and sweet, buttery vanilla.
Finish: The finish is rich, sweet and lingering, with toffee and Brazil nut emerging alongside a citrus tang.、
What some of our whisky loving friends have said about Glenmorangie Spios
Quote 1 “ Very nice, respectable dram. Tough to follow up on Bacalta but this does it for me as someone who enjoys a Rye Whiskey. Very smooth on the palat with a lingering spice finish. Isn’t overly complex but doesn’t need to be as this isn’t something I’ve tried before or can immediately compare something to. Already looking forward to next year’s #10. ”
Quote 2 “Very nice the spice does it for me different or what, Glenmo fan has to be said, still trying to figure it out though but im sure given time this will be a winner. ”