Glenmorangie Nectar d'Or

This Glenmorangie Nectar d'Or has finished off its ageing in barrels which previously held ultra-sweet Sauternes wine from Bordeaux, France.

Glenmorangie Nectar d'Or label

Wood finishing, additional cask enhancement, double maturation – whatever you call it, the practice of transferring whisky to a different kind of cask for part of the ageing process, now practised by, well, more or less everybody, was pioneeered by Glenmorangie in the 1990s under the far-seeing leadership of Dr Bill Lumsden.

And this extended experimentation has paid off richly with the Nectar d'Or. It is a lovely sweet whisky, so very easy to drink, but with depth and complexity too. The nose starts light & lemony (rather like the Original), before a swoosh of sweet pastry & honey notes take over. The palate is singing from the same song sheet, offering lemon, honey, & lightly spicy notes, wrapped up in a very moreish creamy texture. 

A cracking sweet wine twist on the standard Glenmo, this delicious whisky, with its luxurious sweet palate and lemon-cake nose would make a perfect end to a big celebration dinner.

46%, 70cl/£50, from specialist retailers