Review: Glenmorangie Lasanta
7 out of 10
Rich and comforting. Reminds me of an alcoholic oatmeal raisin cookie. I would love to drink this in a ski lodge. Excellent price point ($48)
Saw this review by scottmotorrad on /r/scotch and wanted something dessert-like as a post-lunch treat. So I ordered it! It was $19 for the pour, so I got ripped off but didn’t realize until I googled it. Ah well, I enjoyed the sip though.
Sipped in a whisky glass neat.
Nose: Honey, orange, and (of course) loads of raisins.
Palate: A lot of chocolate and raisins at first. Cooked oats and maple syrup. Oatmeal raisin cookies. Vanilla and hazelnut. Cinnamon and honey on the end with a whisper of heat on finish.
Is it a think-y whisky? No. But I really enjoy it and am thinking of picking one up as a post-dinner treat during the weekdays.
Extra Notes and Facts:
Lasanta is “warmth and passion” in Gaelic
10 years in ex-bourbon casks and then 2 years in both oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks
Looked it up later and there are some reviews that indicate while previous batches were not as favorable (they featured only oloroso casks), the new ones with PX casks are preferred
The 12-year Lasanta has been placed in the Top 10% of whiskies by Proof66.com, which aggregates liquor ratings from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Wine Enthusiast, and others.