Glenmorangie – Duthac – Tasting Notes


From the Glenmorangie Distillery comes this lovely expression called Duthac. This is a balanced and complex dram for sure, and enjoyed this one massively at the #glenmorangielive twitter tasting a while back. One to be on the look out for. What can they tell us about it?

At the centre of the Royal Burgh of Tain, Ross-shire, in the far north of Scotland where the Glenmorangie Distillery has stood proudly since 1843, lies the resting place of St Duthac. During the Middle Ages, the legends of his workings drew travellers from far and wide on pilgrimages to the ancient burgh. 

A whisky fit for a King, this expression honours the annual pilgrimage made by King James IV to the shrine of St Duthac in Tain, and is part of Glenmorangie Legends – a collection of single malt whiskies exclusive to Travel Retail, inspired by the legendary lands that have been home to the Glenmorangie Distillery since 1843.

Nosing and tasting this one I found it to be sweet and rich. Notes of citrus, equaliptus, banana, toast, warm red apple and fudge come to the front. After that dark summer fruits, raspberry, strawberry, soft floral notes, mandarin, spices, Java cake, mocha, hint of soft leather, sugared almonds, crème brulee, ripe plums, toffee, orange, cream and chocolate.

As said a balanced whisky with a long finish with some sweet chocolate, spices and vanilla. Scoring me this one an 8,5/10. Want to read more on this distillery? Have a look at this WhiskySpeller article about it!

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