Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 Year Old 3rd Edition 2014 (70cl, 43%) ***sold***
Launched in 2007, the Lasanta was the repackaged version of the Sherry Wood Finish, first bottled in 1996. It is matured in bourbon casks before spending a final finishing period in Oloroso sherry wood.
Bottling the sunset.
In every corner of the world, the setting of the sun is magical, mused Dr Bill, our Director of Whisky Creation and an inveterate traveler. This whisky is Dr Bill’s attempt to bottle the magic of sunset, with its endless horizon of reds, oranges and purples. Lasanta begins with our giraffe-high stills, which yield a deliciously delicate and fruity spirit. Matured in bourbon and sherry casks for 12 years,
Despite being owned by blenders, MacDonald & Muir, for most of the 20th century, Glenmorangie had an early focus on bottling its single malt. Some records show that its single malt was being sold as early as the late 19th century. This became the distillery's main output in 1959, and with the unique flavours derived from Scotland's tallest stills, Glenmorangie is now one of the world's biggest selling malts. As a result, the distillery portfolio over the years has been extensive, and little has been spared for independent bottlers. Pioneers of cask finishes, the distillery has never shied away from experimentation, and under the guiding hand of Maestro Dr Bill Lumsden they continue to release a variety of expressions to keep "The Sixteen Men of Tain" rushed off their feet.