The Glenmoranie Spios is the ninth release in the highland distilleryâ€™s Private Edition series of limited edition releases.
The prohibition-inspired Spios (â€œspee-osâ€) has been matured exclusively in ex-rye whiskey casks, with the intent of imparting a spicy edge on Glenmorangieâ€™s notoriously delicate spirit. Indeed, spios is Scottish Gaelic for â€œspiceâ€.
This is the ninth release in the Private Edition series, following releases like Tusail, Artein and Milsean.
Limited quantities in Australia.
Official tasting notes:
Nose:Â Glenmorangie SpÃ¬os first entices with its fresh and herbal nose, hinting at cherry, clove and mint toffee, followed by scents of green grass. A splash of water releases more perfumed notes, both crisp and clean â€“ and an inviting complexity of herbal tones.
Taste:Â Then, ryeâ€™s characteristic spice bursts forth, as tastes of toffee, clove and cinnamon mingle with nutmeg and sweet, buttery vanilla.
Finish:Â The finish is rich, sweet and lingering, with toffee and Brazil nut emerging.
- Single Malt