Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 Year
Third Base Market & Spirits is honored to showcase Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 Year, a single malt scotch that is a hallmark of exceptional craft and innovation. Hailing from the Highlands of Scotland, this expression from Glenmorangie exemplifies the distillery’s commitment to creating complex yet accessible whiskies. Lasanta translates from Gaelic as "warmth and passion," attributes that are skillfully encapsulated in each drop of this extraordinary scotch.
- Name: Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 Year
- Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Age: 12 Years
- Region: Highlands, Scotland
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 43%
Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
In the glass, the whisky reveals a rich, full-bodied mahogany hue with glimmers of ruby, suggestive of its sherry cask finish.
The olfactory experience opens with an array of sophisticated aromas. Initial notes of honeyed walnuts and dried fruits come to the fore, supported by a backdrop of spicy nutmeg and chocolate. A soft undercurrent of toasted oak underscores the bouquet, signaling its well-tempered maturation.
The first sip delivers an eloquent translation of the nose to the palate. The front is laden with the sweetness of sultanas and caramel, transitioning gracefully into the velvety richness of spiced orange and dark chocolate. A burst of nuttiness punctuates the mid-palate, showcasing the influence of the Oloroso sherry casks in which it was finished.
The finish is enduring and complex, marked by a warm embrace of cinnamon and clove, which gradually yields to a lingering aftertaste of hazelnut and mocha.
The texture of Glenmorangie Lasanta is superbly smooth with an almost creamy consistency, rendering it immensely drinkable and inviting.
Third Base Market & Spirits Perspective:
Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 Year is a whisky of dualities—simultaneously rich yet elegant, sweet yet spicy, robust yet nuanced. This masterpiece appeals to both newcomers and seasoned whisky aficionados alike. The meticulous dual maturation in American oak and Oloroso sherry casks imbues the spirit with an unparalleled balance and sophistication.
Ideal as a post-dinner dram, this whisky pairs wonderfully with desserts that carry caramel or chocolate undertones, as well as blue cheeses for a contrasting experience.
Due to its high desirability and limited quantities, we at Third Base Market & Spirits advise securing your bottle sooner rather than later to fully appreciate what this scotch has to offer.
In conclusion, Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 Year stands as a tribute to the skill and artistry involved in the creation of superior single malt Scotch. With its enchanting layers of flavor and a finish that speaks to its exceptional craftsmanship, it deserves a space in any well-curated collection. Available now at Third Base Market & Spirits.