Size750mLProof105 (52.5% ABV)*Please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
Scots Gaelic for "journey," this single malt is matured exclusively in bespoke, oak casks, crafted from the slow-grown oak trees of the Ozark mountains of Missouri.
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About Glenmorangie Astar Single Malt Scotch Whisky
In 2008, Glenmorangie Astar was introduced. Scots Gaelic for "journey," this single malt is matured exclusively in bespoke, hand-selected oak casks, hewn from hand-selected slow-grown oak trees from the Ozark mountains of Missouri. Astar’s 2017 limited-edition is just as rich and complex, offering a smooth, creamy, long celebrated single malt.
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In 1738, a brewery was built upon Morangie Farm in the Highlands region of Scotland. A century later, William Matheson acquired the farm and equipped the Morangie brewery with two stills that he purchased second-hand, and renamed the brewery-converted-distillery Glenmorangie.
Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made using malted barley, which is mashed and fermented with water sourced from the Tarlogie Spring. The water produced from the spring, which spends nearly a century underground being filtered through layers of limestone before it is extracted, is unusually rich in minerals. In the 1980s, when development in the area threatened the spring's water quality, Glenmorangie purchased 600 acres of land around and including the spring in order to ensure consistent water quality and adequate supply.
After the barley has been fermented, the wash is twice distilled through Glenmorangie's copper-pot stills by a team of 16 distillers known as the Sixteen Men of Tain. Glenmorangie's stills are equipped with relatively small boiler pots, which increases the exposure of the whisky to the copper, resulting in a more pure flavor. In addition, the stills are nearly seventeen feet tall — the tallest of any distillery in Scotland — and as a result, produce a lighter, more refined whisky.
Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.
Rich aromas of butterscotch and honey, balanced with bright, floral top notes, the freshness of mint, freshly squeezed lemons and a delightful burst of coconut. Smooth and creamy on the palate, with sweet crème-brûlée, tropical fruits, apricots, vanilla custard, hazelnuts, buttery fudge, clove, toasted oak and a touch of cooling menthol. Honey and almond mingle with coconut ice and aniseed on a long smooth finish.