All about making whisky
Liqueurs De Whisky, Scotland, 70cl, Ref: 1649
After a two-year absence, Orangerie is finally back. We can’t resent John Glaser too much for having made us wait so long: the results surpass our expectations. Whatever you do, don’t refer to his concoction as a mere whisky liqueur. Instead, ask him to t
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- Appearance : a vibrant golden yellow.
- Nose : fine, subtle. Orange appears in all of its forms here: sweet, bloody, tart (bergamot), marmalade and zest. Boasting something of a menthol aspect, it develops into herbs (verbena, sage), lime and cut hay.
- Palate : round, firm. Only slightly sweet, it initially feels milky and candied (orange). The whisky now has the upper hand. It develops spiced (nutmeg, ginger), malted barley and refreshingly bitter aromas.
- Overall : long, precise. It makes a return to herbs (fennel, verbena), mint and spices (coriander) before shifting towards tropical (passion fruit, kiwi, banana) and fruity (Williams pear) notes. Malted barley serves as a final hallmark.
- The brand
The brandWhisky Maker John Glaser handpicks casks from Scotland’s finest distilleries to create a range of innovative and delicious whiskies that span every style Scotch whisky has to offer. John’s approach to his product is bold and determinedly different, reflecting his critique of the whisky market as being dominated by too many sub-standard blends. Today, John Glaser is considered one of the most talented master blenders of his generation.
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