Glenmorangie Astar Bot.2008

  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling

70cl / 57.1%

4.5 (19 Reviews)

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.

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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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