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Glenmorangie Legends The Cadboll Single Malt Scotch Whisky (1000ml)

Highlands, SCOTLAND
Reduced from $179.99
$159. 99
$1919.88 Dozen
ABV: 43%
"...the texture and intensity of the barley on arrival is borderline brilliant..."
- Jim Murray's Whisky Bible

The latest in the Travel Retail 'Legends' series honours the splendour of the Cadboll Cup, a 16th century silver goblet. A work of Scottish artistry that combines mysterious French influences in its design, it has remained a treasured artifact, kept near the Glenmorangie's Highland home. As a nod to the artist's inspirations, Bill Lumsden has extra-matured this whisky in high-end French barriques which previously held Muscat and Sémillon grapes adding tempting, dessert-like flavours, hinting at the sweet wines of the past that the Cadboll Cup might once have held.

Tasting note: Brassy gold. Initially low-key, this benefits from 5-10 minutes in in the glass: Pears, apple crumble, fruit pastries, honey and orange zest are all suggested, with cocoa and oak shavings drying the nose-feel. It's intense at 43%, with a mildly bittersweet attack; Oily then fruity with orange spice cake, peel freshness and warming spirit to finish. The aftertaste is medium long, developing richness while maintaining the fruity-vanilla trajectory. Shows more spice and kick than your average Glenmorangie. Add a little water to soften and accent the citrus and vanilla. 43% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews… neither the nose nor finish is quite up to par with the outstanding delivery – indeed, the finale is pretty bitter... But the texture and intensity of the barley on arrival is borderline brilliant, as is the most wonderful caramel which frames it with a buttery sweetness. 86.5 points - Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2019

...Part of Glenmorangie’s Legends collection, this was finished in casks that previously held sweet French white wines. Sweet red berries on the somewhat shy nose, with developing low-key honey and vanilla. Nicely textured, with a palate of honey, caramel, milk chocolate, shortbread, and lots of lively spice. Lengthy in the finish, with more caramel and milk chocolate, plus strawberry and ginger.
88 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Gavin Smith (Summer 2018)