Just in from our friends in Decatur:
with Edmund Amoye
Tuesday, August 5th @ 7.30 p.m.
On Tuesday August 5th at 7.30 p.m., MacMcgees in Decatur will conduct a Glenmorangie whiskey tasting hosted by Moët Hennessy”s Edmund Amoye. We will taste the Glenmorangie 10 year old, the Glenmorangie Nectar D’or, the Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban and the Glenmorangie Lasanta. The cost for the tasting is $32. If interested, please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at the pub. The phone number is 404 – 377-8055. Slainte!
I got the chance to meet Edmund at the recent NY Prime dinner and he’s a good guy, plus you know we at Whisk(e)y Apostle love Mac McGee. Check our review archive if you want our thoughts on the pours for Tuesday.
Glenmorangie Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Nectar D’Or Extra Matured in Sauternes Casks 12 Years Old
$65 to $70
What the Distillery Says:
“Great to see French casks that actually complement a whisky – so rare! An exercise in outrageously good sweet-dry balancing”
It is here, in hand selected wine barriques from Sauternes: the most famous and ancient sweet wine growing region of France, that this whisky develops its rich, spicy and dessert-like flavours.
Non chill-filtered for additional aroma and mouthfeel.
Aroma: Lime and orange rind, sultanas and dates give a rich fruity flavour laced with tantalising spices of coconut and nutmeg.
Taste: Ginger, nutmeg and toasted almonds bring a deep, warming taste interwoven with a syrupy lemon meringue and honeycomb middle.
Finish: Long and lusciously sweet finish with lemon zest, white chocolate, vanilla and traces of ginger and nutmeg.
Colour: Honeyed gold
What Richard Says:
Nose: A daiquiri with Japanese cherry blossoms. No, not that multicolored fruit-nasty thing in the swirly machine at Wet Willy’s. This is a real daiquiri like Hemingway drank. Fresh squeezed lime juice, rum, and sugar.
Palate: Thick honey sweetness sprinkled with black pepper and a nutty back.
Finish: Dry and surprisingly woody.
Comments: This one plays with the finishing and sweetness better than the Lasanta. The Sauternes casks are nice enhancement to already solid malt.
Rating: Stands Out