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£62.46 ex VAT
(£107.07 per litre)
The name Spios, which is Scots Gaelic for 'spice', beautifully evokes this whisky's origins: it has been matured solely in casks that previously held American rye whiskey, a spirit known for its distinctive, spicy characteristics. Spios has a herbal nose and a rich, spicy palate, followed by a long, sweet finish.
Glenmorangie Spios is the ninth limited edition bottling in the distillery's Private Edition series, and the first single malt to have ever been entirely matured in American rye whiskey casks.Tasting Notes (2)
Tasting notes from Billy Abbott (The Whisky Exchange)
Herbs and toffee roll out of the glass: cloves, mint and spicy green leaves. Clove-studded oranges sit behind, doused with thick vanilla cream and toffee sauce. Hints of banana smoothie develop, stirred through with fresh mint and star anise. With time, fragrant pears and floral notes appear.
A big hit of spice kicks things off: cloves with a whack of cinnamon heat. Sour plums and baked apples roll through the middle, sat on a bed of leafy mint and tarragon. Warming anise notes build, along with creamy coffee sweets.
Clove, cinnamon, anise and mint floating on a pool of cream and coffee.
It's called "Spice" and it delivers –a layer of classic rye spice on top of the regular Glenmorangie character.
Tasting notes from the producer
Glenmorangie Spios first entices with its fresh and herbal nose, hinting at cherry, clove and mint toffee, followed by scents of green grass. A splash of water releases more perfumed notes, both crisp and clean – and an inviting complexity of herbal tones.
Then, rye's characteristic spice burst forth, as taste of toffee, clove and cinnamon mingle with nutmeg and sweet, buttery vanilla.
The finish is rich, sweet and lingering, with toffee and Brazil nut emerging alongside a citrus tang.
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What a gorgeous finish. Exquisite!
Throughly enjoyed the taste, spices just right for my pallet. Quite different, but one of my favourites so far.
Like others I am disappointed with this, I wish I had sought out more reviews before splashing the cash on this one. It doesn't have the quality to justify its price tag, yes it has spice but there isn't £75 worth of enjoyment in this bottle. They could do with sacking the tasting panel or whoever it is that let this be bottled. Not good enough to be in the Private Edition series. Spend your money on a bottle of the Glenmo Astar instead.
5 Star. Spice tast hits the spot.
Great to see the innovation with a Rye cask and a Scottish spirit
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