Scotch - Single Malt

Glenmorangie Astar Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

From: Highlands, Scotland Liquor Review Category: Single Malt Scotch

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Tier 3
This is a Tier 3 score in the Whiskey category. It means critics recommended the spirit but it will be a value brand or have an exotic taste.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012

Beverage Testing Institute

  • This bottle has not been rated by this competition.

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2011

Proof66 Notes

The Glenmorangie Distillery was founded in 1843 and lays claim to the tallest stills in Scotland, measuring 16 feet, 10 inches (5.14 meters). They say this means only the purest vapors reach the top to condense in "purer more elegant whisky." They have made a point of owning the land around the distillery to ensure the purity of their water. As an added commitment to quality, they use their oak casks only twice and in this way believe that they are ensuring the maximum possible flavors from the wood. Their stills are run by the famous "16 Men of Tain." "Glenmorangie" is Gaelic for "vale of big meadows" and the Glenmorangie Distillery traces its heritage far back before recorded history though first mention occurred in 1738 with a brewery. The distiller was owned by the MacDonald family until its very recent purchase by Moet-Hennessy in 2004 (300 million euros). It produces an extraordinary range of different expressions with a great change in lables due to its recent change in ownership. 

Glenmorangie Astar is a "designer cask" finish with no age announcement.

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This bottle has 1 rating and 1 review.
Vossmeister Vossmeister (53) (2016-06-12)
Glenmorangie for the win
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