Glenmorangie // Highlands, Scotland
Glenmorangie Milsean (pronounced "meel-shawn") is the seventh special release from the distillery's Private Edition collection. Scottish Gaelic for "sweet things," this single malt benefits from double-maturation in ex-bourbon casks and re-toasted barrels that previously aged red wine from Portugal's Douro region. Bottled at 46% ABV, it is non-chill-filtered and carries no age statement.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeex-bourbon oak and re-toasted ex-Portugese red wine barrels
"As promised, find a highly sweet nose, with a hefty dose of fruit in the form of apricot, as well as honey, port, cocoa powder and a light spiciness. The palate is drier than the nose would indicate, delivering spicy, oaky notes along with chocolate, more honey and the aforementioned apricot, but also peaches, plums and red fruits. The finish is long, warm and also dry, and is highly perfumed and floral, with a subtle honey sweetness which ties the whole dram together. Open it up with a bit of water to deliver more fruitiness in the form of candied and tropical fruits."