Glenmorangie 12 Year Palo Cortado Scotch Whisky
Proof: 46% Alc/Vol
Description: Introducing a remarkable small-batch release, this exquisite product combines deep sweetness and nuttiness, setting it apart as the inaugural Glenmorangie expression to be matured in rare Palo Cortado sherry casks. Crafted with utmost care, this exceptional whisky has been aged for 12 years, lending a newfound grace to the delicate style characteristic of the Highland Distillery.
To create this remarkable single malt, it initially spent eight years maturing in American white oak bourbon casks. Inspired by the velvety smoothness and gentle character that emerged from this process, Dr. Bill, the mastermind behind the creation, embarked on a novel journey by finishing a select batch in Palo Cortado casks, a distinctive choice never before employed at Glenmorangie.
Palo Cortado sherry stands out as an extraordinarily rare variety, born serendipitously when the protective 'flor' yeast fails to form on sherry intended for Amontillado production.
Enchanted by the enticingly sweet and nutty notes of Palo Cortado, Dr. Bill painstakingly procured a few of these elusive casks, known for their scarcity. With great anticipation, he filled them with the whisky, envisioning the unparalleled depth and complexity they could impart to Glenmorangie. The result of this process is an exquisite creation that embodies the richness and sophistication Dr. Bill had envisioned.
This extraordinary whisky unveils a unique tapestry of complexity, offering layers of deep plum nuances alongside the velvety richness of milk chocolate, complemented by the delightful presence of Brazil nuts and sweet spice.