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Lasanta, The Sherry Cask Finish


Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 years, Sherry Cask Finish, 43% abv.
Supposedly the same juice used in Glenmoramgie the Original 10 years was finished in oloroso and PX casks for an additional 2 years before being bottled. Supposedly the pre-2014, 46% abv version was finished in oloroso casks only.

Nose: brown sugar sticks, syruppy, slight floral notes.
Palate: leathery, slightly bitter, butterscotch, young tobacco. The color brown comes to mind. Some body in there. Faint smoke for spice. No peat, no fruits. Slight wood shows up with each sip, that old steamed lotus leaves flavor profile actually.
Finish: moderately long, spicy, fruity. After 10 minutes wood notes come to the fore (again old steamed lotus leaves flavor profile), a Campbeltown feel.

I'm tempted to say it's a simple dram, but its just a good amount of simple stuff going on. Strong tobacco-ish flavors and couldn't tell it was a sherry cask finish. Nose, palate, and finish are surprisingly different, but mostly in the earthy categories. Couldn't say its good though.


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