For over 150 years Glenmorangie has been one of the most distinguished and well-respected single malt Scotch whisky producers in the world, this statement is not only shared by other writers and reviewers in this industry but also by your truly.
The latest addition to the collection known as Milsean is simply perfect.
Milsean (Scots Gaelic for ‘sweet things’ and pronounced ‘meel-shawn’) is a single malt whisky full of intense candied fruit flavours and mouth-watering sweetness. It has been created from Glenmorangie matured in ex-bourbon casks and then extra-matured in former wine casks, re-toasted for the purpose. This distinctive cask preparation replicates something of the moreish sweetshop flavours in a single malt whisky.
We were very lucky to have the opportinuty to sit down with the team from Glenmorangie for a special private tasting and here is how we would describe it best;
If you can wrap your head around the idea of drinking a scotch that is the equivalent of being a kid in a candy shop, that starts to give you an idea of the transcendent nature of this smooth, strong, and subtly sweet single malt Scotch.
It is the seventh annual release in their multi-award-winning and always intriguing Private Edition range. And Glenmorangie Milsean, with its remarkable sweetshop allusions, may be the most intriguing of them all.
Here are all the details:
Perfumed, sweet and spicy with hints of sugar cane, ripe fruits, sherbet lemons and fudge
A sweet, luscious candy-like flavour followed by a mix of tart plummy fruit, candied orange peel, cherries, and angelica.
Long and spicy, but always with a sweetness in the background, with flavours of ginger, brown sugar, sweet tobacco and cake mix.
Even though this limited edition will be hard to find, and trust us, we asked all the right questions, there are some available here in Canada now and in several other countries.
Get all the details on their website or at your local retailer.