Lasanta is the replacement for the old Glenmorangie Sherry Finish although, to be fair, this new one is a bit stronger at 46%. It says here that 'Lasanta' means 'Warmth and Passion' in Gaelic, which is nice.
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Aroma: Like the most delicious dessert menu imaginable, Lasanta taunts the senses with chocolate covered raisins, honeycomb and smooth caramel toffee. Citrus notes clear the way for the crispy burnt sugar and melting softness of crème brulee to be replaced by the rich aroma of rum and raisin ice cream
The addition of water to Lasanta exposes another menu of juicy dates and caramelised apricots whose sweetness is offset with hazelnut and walnut oil. Notes of dessert sherry wine emerge, mixed with spice and linseed oil to give a sense of cosiness and age-old comfort
Taste: The full, sweet flavour typical of Spanish sherry with sultanas, orange segments, walnuts and butter toffee. The bite of hazelnut tasted through a chocolate coating, spice notes and hints of leather add the overwhelming sense of richness
Finish: Satisfyingly long with spiced orange and chocolate enrobed hazelnuts
Customer Reviews: (23 reviews)
When I turned 30, my palate seemed to completely transform. Up until then, I could not stand or understand whiskey. When I came back to the well I realized I actually enjoyed whiskey. After a couple of months, and many a Scotch bottles, La Santa is my go to bottle. I still don't fully understand Scotch and cannot put my finger on notes or aromas, but dammit, I love this Scotch.
- Matthew (Austin, Tx), 26th January
Introduced Lasanta to group of sworn blended-Scotch drinkers,the acceptance was overwhelming - it's our favourite now!!
- Poshnosh, 17th Oct '12
Smooth as soft, deep velvet trickling down your excited throat! A Devine Experience!
- Hazel Wood, 5th Sep '12
SIMPLY PUT....MY FAVOURITE...I JUST LOVE IT.
- JOHN NORTHCOTE, 2nd Jun '12
Fantastic what a brilliant malt to have at Christmas :)
- Bruce White, 28th Dec '11
Never found the Lasanta to have any sulfur notes to it at all. And I've bought it at least 4 times. Perhaps there was a bad batch going around but that is not normal for this whisky.
- anonymous, 18th Jul '11
Found it chemical in nature too. A bit like tar or sulphur as said before. Certainly not one of my favourites. The standard morangie is superior.
- honestveek, 14th Feb '11
I just had this for the first time and it was lovely stuff indeed. Contrary to other reports I did not find any sulpher or other off-notes. Just rich, sweet sherry and salty malt all around. From the aroma to the finish it really hit the spot. I rate it higher than Original and Quinta Ruban, though both of those are nice as well.
- Mike, 23rd Jan '11
A splendid whiskey. One of my favourites. Was introduced to it at a dinner party and it is a great tasting whiskey. Over ice, nothing fancy!
- Joffre, 28th Aug '10
Put a good pour in the freezer for a couple of hours. Then sip away with one small clear ice cube. A wonderful drink. DMBDavid B
- David B, 26th Jul '10
Excellent choice of whisky. Price reasonable - I am not going back to blended whisky anymore.
- Rteo, 24th May '10
Just got myself a bottle n I'm not sharing it with anyone...
- anonymous, 14th May '10
Liked very much this distinctive whisky. The mouth is met with a powerful start, full of flavour with a hint of fizz on the tongue. The sherry flavours then come through combined with other robust flavours that are balanced nicely, finalised by a very long warming finish.
- Drums, 22nd Apr '10
Actually a bit chemically / sulphurous, but this really does seem to vary in intensity from bottle to bottle and, weirdly, from time to time when tasting the same bottle. Never gonna set the world on fire but not so bad.
- Chris The Smith, 28th Feb '10
Raisin rhum comes to mind for this sweet beauty - more like a dessert - I would not want alot of it - but as a treat - excellent!Someone mentioned sense of richness - yes...and definitely a warm friendliness that lingers long after the love is gone.
- Wayne White, 24th Feb '10
Fair enough, everyone has different tastes and I'm not one of these idiots you tend to find on here that will have a go at you just because you don't share the same opinion but if these are awful to you I'd love to try what you class as a good whisky.
- Smithery-Baggins, 8th Feb '10
You're entitled to your opinion, of course, Smithery-baggins, but I have to disagree - I found both the lasanta and the quinta ruban to be awful, and I've been forced to try them a few times. The lasanta is sulphury, plain and simple, and the quinta ruban is overly sweet and just weird whisky.
- Jimbo, 8th Feb '10
It doesn't matter what Lasanta means this is a ridiculously good whisky, as with The Quinta Ruban you'll struggle to find a better smelling whisky and it tastes so good you never want to stop drinking it.
- Smithery-Baggins, 2nd Feb '10
It depends whether in Old Gaelic, Middle Gaelic (11-15th century) or present Gaelic, revived in the 19 th cent. in southern Eire's counties.Dear Duncan, in classical dictionary it means warmth
- Alexander Roberts, Glasgow., 29th Jul '09
Very interesting, Duncan. It says on the box that 'In Gaelic Lasanta means warmth and passion' - is this really incorrect, and if so, what (if anything) does Lasanta actually mean? Is it all just a load of marketing?