The first release in the Glenmorangie Legends collection, a range of unique single malts exclusive to Travel Retail, Glenmorangie Duthac honours the annual pilgrimage of King James IV along ‘the King’s route’ to the shrine of St Duthac in Tain, home of Glenmorangie since 1843.
It has been finished in casks having contained Pedro Ximénez – ‘the King of Sherries’ – and charred virgin oak casks, resulting in a deep bronze whisky showcasing a beguiling paradox of flavours.
Beautiful, seductive aromas of pear, toffee apple, Brazil nuts in toffee, with an underlying spicy note, some toasty oak. With the addition of a little water, some creamy vanilla fudge is encountered, along with the classic Sherry cask note of linseed oil.
Mouth-filling flavours of milk chocolate, toffee, Brazil nuts, leather and some aniseed. The spiciness is definite, but gentle, with hints of ginger and clove.
Classic Glenmorangie finish, with vanilla, apricots in cream and almond marzipan.