Scotch - Single Malt

Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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

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Tier 1
This is a Tier 1 score in the Whiskey category. It means the spirit has won the highest recommendation at least once and probably many times.
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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016

Beverage Testing Institute

  • This bottle has not been rated by this competition.

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2008
  • 2011

Proof66 Notes

Glenmorangie assures us that this particular scotch will appeal to those interested in "sophistcated luxry." The scotch is finished in Sauternes wine barriques. ("Sauternes" is a specific French dessert wine often associated with flavors of apricots, honey, and peaches; "Barrique" is the term for a prticular barrell used for burgundy wine holding 59 gallons.)

This is part of Glenmorangie's "expressions" campaign.

The 2011 Wine Enthusiast review was highly complimentary saying, "Very few spirits have such elegance and silky finesse. Good value, too."

"Glenmorangie" is Gaelic for "vale of big meadows" and the Glenmorangie Distillery traces its heritage far back before recorded history though the first mention occurred in 1738 with a brewery. The Glenmorangie Distillery was officially 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." The distiller was owned by the MacDonald family until its very recent purchase by Moet-Hennessy in 2004. It produces an extraordinary range of different expressions with a great change in labels due to its recent change in ownership.

Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 4 ratings and 4 reviews.
Vossmeister Vossmeister (53) (2016-06-12)
Such a good whisky
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mct mct (14) (2015-08-28)
*YAWN* these kinds of whiskys tell me it's time to move on to armagnac
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Muncher Muncher (263) (2014-07-20)
What a disappointment. I had the highest hopes for this one. On paper it sounds delicious. Who wouldn't look forward to Glenmo 10 that's been finished for 2 years in French dessert wine casks? This whisky tastes like the 10 year, but with it's balance all messed up and with a bunch of sour and astringent notes thrown in. The price tag is just adding insult to injury too.
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NeatPour NeatPour (172) (2013-08-07)
Darn darn darn. I like glenmorangie. Really like the ten, really really like the 18, and was excited to try this.... I'm afraid it's a bit to similar to the ten for me. Which I gave a five star rating. But this was $15 so I'm disappointed. If you're going to upgrade go for the 18...
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