Country: Scotland
Region: Highlands
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 46%
Score: 93 points

Glenmorangie Milsean. Image courtesy Glenmorangie. This is the 2016 bottling in Glenmorangie’s annual Private Edition series, and was finished in Portuguese wine casks that were re-toasted while still soaked with wine, which allowed the sugars in the liquid to caramelize into the wood and add more sweetness to the final whisky. The result is a single malt with a nose reminiscent of cotton candy, candied oranges, a hint of orange sherbet, custard, dried fruits, and subtle spices in the background. The taste has notes of plums, nectarines, peaches, orange sherbet, lemon zest, ginger root, chocolate-covered cherries, and hints of coconut and pipe tobacco in the background. The finish is long, fruity, and sweet. (February, 2016)