Discover everything about Glenmorangie Lasanta in this in-depth review that answers all your related questions!
Glenmorangie Lasanta tasting notes: How does it taste?
|Nose||Raisins, caramel, oak|
|Palate||Dried fruit, vanilla, cinnamon, hazelnut, oak|
|Finish||Dried fruit, oak spice, baking spice|
|Alcohol content||86 proof (43% ABV)|
|How to drink||Add water|
|Similar to||Quinta Ruban, GlenDronach|
The nose is warm and rich, with a strong hint of raisins, followed by caramel, vanilla and a whiff of oak.
On the palate, Lasanta has a solid creamy texture and a smooth taste providing a great mouthfeel. Flavor is rich in dried fruit, along vanilla, baking spice and oak.
The finish has a good length, with very little warmth, more dried fruit to it, along oak spice and baking spice.
Does Lasanta taste good?
Quite good as it hits with pleasing tasting notes of dried fruit and baking spice.
This whisky was first aged for 10 years in ex-bourbon barrels and you can tell as it shows notes common to bourbon.
Just that it provides a solid dried fruit note product of resting for 2 additional years in Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez butts. These sweet and delicious sherry wines from Spain are what make Glenmorangie so tasty.
Is it smoky?
Glenmorangie does not have any traces of smoke or peat.
Is Glenmorangie Lasanta a good whisky?
Lasanta delivers a smooth and sweet sherried whisky with no let downs providing a solid experience from nose to finish.
No harsh or troubling notes making a nice easy drinker and an ideal everyday whisky as it goes down quite nicely while being tasty.
It’s reasonably priced providing value for the money and good enough to rank among the best 12 year Single Malts.
What does Lasanta mean?
Warmth and passion
Lasanta means “warmth and passion” in Gaelic.
Glenmorangie Lasanta alternatives
Quinta Ruban & Glenallachie
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban differs a bit from Lasanta as it was aged for additional 2 years using ruby Port wine pipes.
Glenmorangie Lasanta is quite good, but Quinta Ruban is memorable making me prefer the latter.
Another solid sherried whisky and my personal favorite is the Glenallachie 12 which I consider the best of its kind and one I can’t recommend enough.
Glenmorangie Lasanta: Price
Prices are approximate and stated in local currency:
What is it made of?
100% malted barley
Glenmorangie Lasanta is a Single Malt Scotch made exclusively using malted barley and at a single distillery, meaning this is not a blend of whiskies coming from diverse sources.
To be labeled as a Single Malt, a whisky has to be made at a single distillery according to the laws that rule Scotch Whisky production.
This whisky is mashed and fermented with water sourced from the Tarlogie Springs. The water produced from the spring, spends nearly a century underground being filtered through layers of limestone before extracted.
Glenmorangie Lasanta aging
Lasanta is aged for a minimum of 10 years in ex-bourbon barrels and then finished for 2 years to Oloroso sherry casks.
How to drink it?
In general, Scotch Whisky gets better when adding a dash of water as a means to break the whisky and release floral aromas and caramel tasting notes.
This is how the Scots been drinking whisky for ages and how you should drink it to enhance the experience.
Lasanta alcohol content
86 proof (43% ABV)
Bottled at 86 proof (43% ABV) which is a bit above the minimum required by the laws that govern Scotch Whisky.
Does it expire?
Alcoholic beverages do not expire
It will last for years as long as you store it in a cool place and away from the sunlight.
I strongly suggest drinking it ASAP once the content is down to 25% as liquors start developing awkward notes past this level.
Glenmorangie Lasanta: Cheat Sheet
|Type of Whisky||Single Malt|
|Is it good?||Yes|
|Is it top-shelf?||No|
|Does it expire?||No|
|Good for beginners?||Yes|
|Good for cocktails?||No|
|Good with Coke?||No|
|Calories per shot||108|
Earned a score of 93 points from Wine Enthusiast.
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