Jan 24, 2014

Glenmorangie Taghta...

Glenmorangie Taghta (46.0%): Taghta is the winning expression of Glenmorangie's "Cask Masters" campaign. Last year Glenmorangie approached over 40,000 whisky enthusiasts all over the world asking their help to craft their newest expression. First they voted between three different wood finishes: Cask A finished in Grand Cru Burgundy casks, Cask B finished in Grand Cru Bordeaux casks and Cask C finished in Manzanilla casks. Cask C won. In Stage 2, people voted on the name of the whisky, electing Taghta, Gaelic for "chosen". Then in stage 3 the design of the packaging got voted for. Fans decided to go with a darker color palate with orange highlights. Nowadays we are in Stage 4..! You can upload an image to inspire the photography of the campaign. Visit the "Cask Masters" website for more info... Taghta will be released officially in September 2014. Color: Clover honey, medium amber. Nose: Marzipan, vanilla cup cake and eucalyptus drops. Moist fruit cake, strawberry shortcake, orange zest jam and hint of acetone. A few drops of water added shredded fresh mint leaves and whole cloves. Palate: Warming and fizzy on the tongue... Dried Turkish apricots, lavender and rose petals. Eucalyptus honey, quince jam, grape jelly and Greek baklava. Do you remember the blankets at your grandmother's house? They always smelled funky but they definitely were the warmest things ever on you when you were cuddled on their old sofa on a snowy night and watching TV... Finish: Long with sweet spices: clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and star anise. Overall: Nice winter whisky... It is not an expression to puzzle you but simply to comfort you. I can totally imagine myself in front of a fireplace with a cigar and a glass of this beauty. It reminded me a little bit the long time gone lovely Sonnalta PX. Thanks to Glenmorangie and David Blackmore for the sample...