Glenmorangie Bacalta Private Edition
70cl, 46% abv
Glenmorangie Bacalta Private Edition is another addition to the Glenmorangie Private Edition range. This expression was first presented in early 2017. Bacalta is the first whisky from the Glenmorangie Distillery which has been finished in Malmsey Madeira casks. Dr. Bill Lumsden (Glenmorangie's Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation & Whisky Stocks) commissioned bespoke American oak casks which were then toasted and treated with Malmsey wine and left to cure in the heat of Madeira's sun. Upon their arrival in Scotland, the casks were used to finish the whisky, which in the meantime had been maturing in ex-Bourbon barrels.
Nose: Apricots ripened in Madeira’s island sun emerge from fragrant, honeyed aromas.
Palate: Layers of honeycomb follow an initial burst of mint toffee. Almonds come forth to mingle with dates, caramelised oranges and more apricots.
Finish: Creamy fudge emerges in the long, syrupy aftertaste, alongside caramelised citrus and pears.