Whisky Review – Glenmorangie, Midwinter
The Really Good Whisky Company recently held a post-flood raffle to salvage the losses of a flood they experienced. We thought why not join in – it’s a way to support an independent business (and fun for us whisky lovers!) so we were pleasantly surprised when we were treated to a sample of the Glenmorangie Midwinter in our delivery.
Glenmorangie Distillery …
Founded in 1843 by William Matheson and his wife Anne, the Glenmorangie Distillery has been making whisky for over 175 years. Based in Tain in the Highlands of Scotland, Glenmorangie use the Tarlogie Springs water in their whisky; a unique asset amongst Highland distillers.
Additionally, the distillery prides themselves on having the tallest stills in Scotland. Described as having “a neck as tall as a giraffe” they create a delicate and fruity spirit. They produce a wide range of core expressions, as well as releasing a number of limited and prestige expressions as well.
Tasting Notes …
Glenmorangie Midwinter – 43% ABV
The Glenmorangie Midwinter is a limited edition single-malt expression. Made with whisky dram from bourbon, and Spanish Oloroso sherry casks. It is a nod to an age-old tradition, whereby the Master Distiller would treat The Sixteen Men of Tain to a special whisky as a thank you, during the festive season.
Nose: dried red fruits, honey, walnuts, pecans, plums, raisins, red apples, almonds, caramel
Palate: fresh red fruits, baking spices, fruit-cake, hazelnuts, candied orange peel, milk chocolate
Finish: baking spices, orange oil, white pepper, fresh ginger, malty notes, lingering spicy notes
A very interesting dram – with the bourbon notes more present on the nose, and the sherry notes building through the palate. It feels well balanced, rich, and powerful.
A lovely little surprise from The Really Good Whisky Company that both of us enjoyed. We’ve not previously tried many Glenmorangie expressions – although this has nudged us towards opening the bottle of Glenmorangie 10 y/o that is sat on our shelf.
It definitely matches it name, feeling perfect for a cooler winter evening. It has the potential to be a Christmas Eve dram! Let us know in the comments below if you have any favourite Glenmorangie expressions.