Glenmorangie Nectar DOr Single Malt Scotch Whisky - Spirits Worth Raising

Glenmorangie Nectar DOr Single Malt Scotch Whisky

In 1738, a brewery was built upon Morangie Farm in the Highlands region of Scotland. A century later, William Matheson acquired the farm and equipped the Morangie brewery with two stills that he purchased second-hand, and renamed the brewery-converted-distillery Glenmorangie.Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made using malted barley, which is mashed and fermented with water sourced from the Tarlogie Spring. The water produced from the spring, which spends nearly a century underground being filtered through layers of limestone before it is extracted, is unusually rich in minerals. In the 1980s, when development in the area threatened the springs water quality, Glenmorangie purchased 600 acres of land around and including the spring, in order to ensure consistent water quality and adequate supply.After the barley has been fermented, the wash is twice distilled through Glenmorangies copper-pot stills by a team of 16 distillers known as the Sixteen Men of Tain. Glenmorangies stills are equipped with relatively small boiler pots, which increases the exposure of the whisky to the copper, resulting in a more pure flavor. In addition, the stills are nearly seventeen feet tall the tallest of any distillery in Scotland and as a result, produce a lighter, more refined whisky.Following distillation, Glenmorangie Nectar Dr Single Malt Scotch Whisky is aged for a minimum of ten years in casks that were previously used to mature bourbon. After its decade-long beautyrest, the single malt is double-barreled, or finished, for an additional two years in ex-Sauternes casks. Sauternes is a type of sweet wine from the eponymous region in France known for its fruity, nutty flavors. "The result of extra-maturing Nectar Dr has improved the voluptuous whisky," says Dr. Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangies Master of Whisky Creation (Lumsden holds a PhD in Biochemistry and wrote his thesis paper on yeast physiology).Glenmorangie Nectar Dr Single Malt Scotch Whisky has an aroma of honeysuckle and creamy vanilla, which leads to notes of rich nuts, dark chocolate and cinnamon on the palate. These notes are complemented by touches of peaches, apricots and pineapples with a subtle, peppery undertone. Glenmorangie Nectar Dr (Nectar Dr translates to drink of gold in ancient Gaelic) earned a score of 95 points from Wine Enthusiast, which rated it one of the Top 50 Spirits of 2011. In addition, it earned a score of 94 points from Jim Murrays Whisky Bible, which called it "outrageously good."Pick up an outrageously good whisky today!
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