lockejn wrote:My first bottle of Glenmorangie Astar. I bought this several weeks ago right before coming down with a lengthy and nasty cold. It managed to hide away until I [re-]discovered it this afternoon. Pretty good stuff.
That reminded me i had a couple of drams a friend gave me as a sample. This Astar has a pleasant minty thing on the nose and palate. Good stuff.
Just opened the bottle having only tasted this once before. Having said that I bought a bottle there and then on the strength of the tasting.
Wow - A cascade of mixed fruit on the nose. Predominently prunes? It smells sweet. More malty with a little water.
Honey sweet and sherrylike but with a magnificent hard, peppery edge and undertones of wood. Complex.
With water the peppery edge has gone but so has the fruity sweetness leaving a rounded, beautiful flavour.
A long rich lingering finish, just slightly oily but going on and on - just lovely.
A very good whisky indeed.
I haven't tried the 15 and many here believe it to be better. It must be a classic.
Ganga wrote:Opened up an Uigeadail for my birthday.
A Yamazaki 10, Lagavulin 16, and a Laphroaig QC.
I am enjoying drinking it very much.
Despite being CS i have not felt the need to add water.
I am thoroughly enjoying the crisp, dry mintiness of this malt which gives off a lovely warmth through the stronger alcohol.
A sublime minty maltiness!
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