Glenmorangie Spìos 2018 Private Edition 9
The ninth annual release in Glenmorangie’s acclaimed Private Edition series, Glenmorangie Spìos is the first Glenmorangie ever to be fully matured in American ex-rye whiskey casks. Full-bodied and savoury, its innovative character was inspired by the bygone elegance of America’s golden whiskey era, when American rye whiskey was fêted in the country’s most prestigious saloons. Glenmorangie Spìos (Scots Gaelic for ‘spice’ and pronounced ‘spee-oss’) recalls the spirit’s elegant past, inviting rye’s rare notes of cinnamon and clove to shine through in the Highland Distillery’s uniquely smooth spirit, for a single malt whisky of sophistication and subtle spice.
Nose Fresh and herbal, with hints of cherry, clove, mint toffee and scents of green grass. With water, more perfumed notes emerge, crisp and clean, alongside an inviting herbal complexity. Palate Rye’s spice bursts forth on the palate, bringing tastes of toffee, clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg, alongside buttery vanilla. Finish Rich, sweet and lingering with more toffee, Brazil nut and a suggestion of citrus.