If you’ve been reading our journals, you’re probably aware how we here at The Good Stuff are absolutely in love with Glenmorangie due to their massive, and more importantly, delicious range of single malt whiskies.
Give us any expression from their legendary distillery and we could talk about either of them for days on end. However, we wouldn’t want you readers to be bombarded by a flurry of information that some might not even care for. So let’s jump straight into it.
The Glenmorangie Nectar d’Or
Arguably one of the most luxurious and mouth-watering expressions from Glenmorangie’s core range of whiskies, The Nectar d’Or is one of the distillery’s most well-crafted whiskies.
If you couldn’t already tell from the title of this article alone, the word ‘Nectar d’Or‘ translates to golden nectar whereas the word ‘Or‘ by itself means gold in Scottish Gaelic.
The Birth Of Golden Nectar
Similar to their other expressions, The Nectar d’Or is first aged in American oak bourbon casks for smooth and fruity notes. What makes this particular expression stand out is how its maturing process is furthered in hand-picked wine casks from Sauternes.
While other Glenmorangie expressions also practice the process of ageing in various barrels, Sauternes casks have a reputation of being the most famous and ancient sweet wine-growing region of France.
That being said, these casks add layers upon layers of mellow sweetness to Glenmorangie’s signature smooth taste. Additionally, The Nectar d’Or is non chill-filtered – giving it a distinctive aroma and texture upon the first sip.
The Taste Of Gold
As previously mentioned, The Glenmorangie Nectar d’Or is entangled in layers of soft sweetness which dances harmoniously with Glenmorangie’s signature taste and smoothness.
- Nose: Lemon tart, fresh vanilla, lime, orange zest, sultanas, dates, gingery, coconut, hint of toasted oak.
- Palate: Silky textures reminiscent of crème caramel, gingerbread, nutmeg, toasted almonds, touch of meringue, honeycomb.
- Finish: Sweet, mellow, zesty, vanilla-like creaminess, bits of ginger, nutmeg.
In summary, The Glenmorangie Nectar d’Or is an extremely incredible whisky that stands as a definite must-try even if you’re not particularly into Glenmorangie, or let alone whiskies for that matter.
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