The Glenmorangie Lasanta is a 12yr old whisky and part of Glenmorangie’s core range which is matured for 10yrs in American White Oak casks and then finally being finished in a combination of Spanish Oloroso Sherry and Pedro Ximinez casks for a remaining 2yrs to give the full maturation of 12yrs. The bottle which I have in this review I picked up in a set which is called the Pioneering set which I bought from Royal Mile Whiskies in London. This set contained the Original, Lasanta & Quinta Ruban all in 35cl bottles and are displayed below.
Colour: Coppery Gold with Red hues
Nose: Instantly the nose is greeted with Sweet Honey, Sherried fruits such as Raisins, Plums and oranges. The longer that it’s left in the glass I find that the build-up of orange develops more.
Palate: On the palate it offers a medium texture, Orange peel bitterness with Dark Chocolate, cinnamon powder, now the sherry note unfold themselves with prunes and a slight dryness from plum skins with a slight nutty note of walnuts and rounded off with orange which remains consistent throughout.
Finish: The finish offers a medium to full length as the spiced orange feels to prolong itself on the palate and also find the sultanas with butterscotch sweetness on the end.
AGE: 12 years
CASKS: American White Oak Casks (10yr) + Oloroso & PX Casks (2yr)
DISTILLERY: Glenmorangie Distillery
REGION/ORIGIN: Highlands, Scotland
EXCLUSIVE: Not Exclusive
Comments: My overall opinion on the Glenmorangie Lasanta is the citrus orange is all over the place however I would’ve liked to have tried the older version which is bottled at 46%. In comparison with other sherried whiskies this is lighter but still notable with its distinctive sherried character, its not a sherry monster but has its own respect.