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The provenance of Glenmorangie is its lifeblood , its heart, its soul. Standing on the north side of the Tain peninsu...Read more...
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The provenance of Glenmorangie is its lifeblood , its heart, its soul. Standing on the north side of the Tain peninsula in Ross-shire, overlooking the Dornosh Fort, the dystillery's gentle climate protects the distillery spirit as it quietly journeys towards maturity. Glenmorangie is unusual, probably even unique , amongst single Scotch malt whiskies, in that it has most the incredible elegance and complexity of flavour - described as 'Kaleidoscopic'. The 'Glenmorangie The Quinta Ruban' displays a sunlit rose gold colour. One sniff and you’re immediately transported to a traditional Christmas dinner party, in a candle-lit dining room with the aroma of just-peeled mandarin oranges and Belgian chocolate mint crisps. Walnut shells have been thrown on the roaring fire where their scent mixes with the lingering aroma of nutmeg from the Christmas pudding and the warm, musky scent of sandalwood that emanates from the wood-panelled room. Now add a splash of water for the party to move to the sitting room where icing sugar-dusted pink cubes of rose-scented Turkish Delight sit on a silver tray next to old-fashioned, mint fondants, crystallised orange segments and candied peel. On a side table, a vase of honeysuckle and geranium lends a clear, aromatic pungency to the air. A caress of silk velvet on the tongue gives way to a swathe of rich, dark chocolate-enrobed walnuts leaving in their wake the lemony-rose jelly texture of Turkish delight. Then sugar-coated crystallised orange segments emerge, countered by crisp mint chocolate, adding a chiffon like texture. In the finish lingering memories of dark minty chocolate with the effervescence of orange.
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