Glenmorangie Astar 2017 Release

Glenmorangie Astar 2017 Release
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Glenmorangie Astar 2017 ReleaseGlenmorangie Astar 2017 Release
Winning bid: £100.00
Lot number: 078-1128

One of the most recognisable names in Scotch whisky, Glenmorangie were quick out the gates to advertise and promote their Single Malt to a global audience as early as the 1960s. While this undoubtedly played a part in the rather sizeable market share they enjoy today, some credit has to be given to the whisky itself. Their famous stills stand as tall as a fully grown adult giraffe, and as well as giving them ultimate Top Trumps bragging rights, this has the benefit of producing a smoother and more delicate spirit.

Pioneers of cask finishes, the distillery has never shied away from experimentation, and under the guiding hand of Maestro Dr Bill Lumsden they continue to release a variety of expressions to keep "The Sixteen Men of Tain" rushed off their feet.

2017 marked the return of Glenmorangie's Astar after a 5 year absence. The Astar is aged in special "designer" 1st fill American oak casks, where the wood has been sourced from the Ozark mountains of Missouri. The porous nature of this slow growing oak means the spirit really interacts with the wood, producing what Dr Bill Lumsden describes as "the Glenmorangie Original on steroids".

52.5% ABV / 70cl

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Featured in: The 78th Auction (September 22 – October 1, 2017)