Glenmorangie The Quarter Century 25 Year
Glenmorangie // Highlands, Scotland
The oldest member of Glenmorangie's "Extra-Matured" range, The Quarter Century showcases the highly-respected wood program under Bill Lumsden's stewardship at the Glenmorangie Distillery. The whisky is a blend of single malts that have spent twenty-five years in a combination of ex-bourbon barrels sourced from the American Ozarks, ex-red wine casks from Burgundy, France, and ex-Oloroso sherry Spanish oak.
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 American oak, ex-red Wine French oak, ex-Oloroso Spanish oak
"Starting sweet, the nose quickly turns to myriad of fruit--apples and pear slices dipped in lemon juice, stone fruits (particularly plums), and cherries. Thoughts of thick oak doors, polished brass trimming the edges, leads to a garden of freshly-mown grass. The palate is oily and thickens considerably, bringing back all the fruits in the form of a Christmas cake seated next to dark chocolate. The finish is lengthy and brings with it ginger and nutmeg. "