The eighth release from the Private Edition collection. It has been created from Glenmorangie matured in former bourbon casks and then extra-matured in casks baked under the sun that were once filled with Malmsey Madeira wine. Through Glenmorangie Bacalta, an uncommon wood finish reaches new heights of complexity.
On the nose the overall sensation is sweet: there are inviting aromas of ripe apricots, then mineral notes followed by white chocolate. A little water brings out an aged-Balsamic tone, malty biscuits even. Its taste initially suggests mint toffee, then come baked fruits, honeycomb, almonds and dates. There is marzipan, white pepper and juicy honeydew melon. The finish is of rich syrup, caramelised citrus and pear, creamy fudge too, with a subtly appealing menthol sensation in the background. Glenmorangie Bacalta is a whisky of almost endless complexity.