Glenmorangie Astar Bot.2008

  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling

70cl / 57.1%

Glenmorangie Astar / Bot.2008

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The Astar bottling from Glenmorangie is a second incarnation of the much-loved Artisan cask bottling from several years ago. A massive dram, with huge spices - a drop of water is the sensible option.

Tasting Notes (2)

Glenmorangie Astar Bot.2008

70cl / 57.1%

In Stock

£199

Flavour Profile

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Black Pepper Black Pepper
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Cream Cream
  • Oak Oak
Facts

Facts

  • Bottler Icon

    Bottler

    Distillery Bottling

  • Bottling Date Icon

    Bottling Date

    2008

  • Country Icon

    Country

    Scotland

  • Region Icon

    Region

    Highland

  • Cask Type Icon

    Cask Type

    Bourbon

  • Chill Filtered Icon

    Chill Filtered

    No

  • Colouring Icon

    Colouring

    Yes

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by The Whisky Exchange

    • Nose

      Toffee and vanilla, with hints of mint and menthol, warming cinnamon, honey and lemon.

    • Palate

      Crème brûlée topped with pineapple, poached pears and apricot, dusted with nutmeg.

    • Finish

      Long and spicy, with lingering honey and almonds.

  • Tasting Notes by TF

    • Nose

      Ginger, citrus, tweed, paprika, black pepper, becomes very deep with smoky vanilla. Maybe it's the power of suggestion, but the oak is very noticeable - polished wood, like an expensive bookcase. More masculine and intense than the old Artisan, but you'd expect that from the higher abv. Water opens up more sweet notes, natural caramel or butter toffee.

    • Palate

      Carries on from the nose. Big, assertive and very bourbony. Exceptionally spicy & peppery but with compensating sweet creamy vanilla. Big mouth-filling weight - quite macho. With water, much more approachable though still very spicy.

    • Finish

      Immense. Very long and warming, with tingling spices that last an eon. My mouth was still burning (in a good way) several minutes after the swallow.

    • Comment

      If you're a committed sherryhead or you don't like oaky stuff or spicy food - avoid. Everyone else will love it. Very much of the same breed as the original Artisan cask, but less gentle - much more powerful and concentrated. An epic dram that needs a drop or two of water to really shine.

Customer Reviews

Reviews (19)

Reviews

  • 5

    Treacle

    Maybe try drinking it chilled as neat out the cabinet it can be very powerful, you still get the flavours but it packs a punch. Cool it down and Holy Golden Haggis you have a dram that goes down like golden silk, silly description but thoroughly meant.

  • 4

    Jan Luthman

    The taste of a Whisky is always a very personal thing. For me, when sipping Astar neat, at room temperature, I found the charred oak and hot, harsh alcohol overpowering. However, sip Astar from a tumbler full of ice straight from the freezer and it morphs into something quite different. The ice cools the fiery heat of the alcohol and softens the hard oak, allowing the sweetness and flavours of honey and vanilla to spread out across your palate, along with spicy ginger and black pepper. It is smooth, almost unctuously smooth – a dram to mull over quietly on a long winter evening in front of a log fire. The original, even more alcoholic Astar was very popular with serious whisky enthusiasts, and I suspect that this will be too. For myself, it’s very different to my usual preference, which tends towards the fruity, Christmas cake end of the spectrum, but, for an occasional change, I’d be happy to keep a bottle at the back of the fridge.

  • 5

    Moira

    I brought a bottle back from Scotland for my husband this summer. This is the best Scotch we have ever had. Friends continue to ask when am I returning to Scotland to purchase another bottle. I reside in Canada but was born in Scotland. If you ever need a sales rep on this side of the ocean we would love to promote your company.

  • Danson

    This is my boom boom whiskey. For me the point of this whiskey is the strength and powerful long lasting taste hit when drunk straight. I can make a small glass of this last an evening because each tiny drop gives you a (refined) merry ride for a long time.

  • Barto

    They say sherry-bomb or sherry-monster about heavily sherried whiskies, well this is a bourbon-monster. Huge vanilla and honey notes, floral, dried apricot, pears, woody notes in the background, high quality vanilla ice cream. The palate follows the nose, long woody spicy finish. A complex and top notch dram. A classic

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