From the Scots Gaelic word for journey, Astar represents a true voyage for Glenmorangie. Matured entirely in bespoke white-oak casks and unfiltered, this single malt is a rich, complex homage to the power of wood.
Remaking a classic takes time, but distiller Bill Lumsden knows only the very best will do. Originally released in 2008, this powerful (52.4% abv) limited-edition iterate
Nose: Rich aromas of butterscotch and honey are balanced with bright, floral top notes, the freshness of mint, freshly squeezed lemons and a delightful burst of coconut.
Palate: Bright floral and sweet top notes are followed by creamy butterscotch, honey and coconut. A citrus background fills the senses. With water, the sweetness intensifies.
Finish: Smooth, rich and creamy, the whisky has well-rounded flavors of tropical and stone fruit, buttery fudge, cloves and toasted oak. Hints of mint and menthol follow.
In 2008, on our ceaseless quest for perfection, we created Glenmorangie Astar (Scots Gaelic for “journey”), a single malt entirely matured in bespoke oak casks, which were designed to deliver perfection in the final spirit. Today, in its triumphant return, we renew our homage to the power of wood. The Astar’s extraordinary casks are hewn from hand-selected slow-grown oak trees from the Ozark mountains of Missouri, and meticulously crafted to exacting specifications, to ensure they impart their maximum flavour to our delicate Highland spirit. Although the silken depths of its first release delighted connoisseurs, such casks are so rare that it has taken years to orchestrate its renaissance. In 2017, The Astar’s triumphant, limited-edition return brings a newfound richness and complexity to this smooth, creamy and long celebrated single malt. - GLENMORANGIE