Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Glenmorangie Lasanta: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

Glenmorangie Lasanta

Glenmorangie Lasanta is a Highland single malt Scotch whisky that is extra matured in used sherry casks.  The 12 year scotch with the extra sherry aging gives it a noticeably different flavor profile.  James called it a three-quarter Scotch because that last quarter of the taste range is undoubtedly not Scotch.  The nose is fruity, perhaps like brandy (or sherry), with some light peat, and almost some bourbon-sweet undertones.  Upon hitting your tongue there is a vast contrast between the peat smoke and the sweet flavors.  It also has a peppery bite to it and remains like cayenne and oak through the finish.  It is a Scotch drinker's Scotch by all means, and certainly has enough complexity to intrigue anybody.  

Glenmorangie The Lasanta Single Malt Scotch

77.5 Average Score

Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze sponsored by Calandro's Supermarket. Calandro's has one of Baton Rouge's best selections of bourbon, Scotch, and other whisk(e)ys as well as wine and craft beer. WW is created and rated by the hosts of Raise a Glass. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own propriatary scoring system. Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale. Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing. A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 20 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.

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