Now those of us who’ve read this column know that we love scotch. We love scotch so much we’d actually marry it – despite thinking marrying anything not human is beyond weird. So while Justice was journeying through many places one of his highlights was Glenmorangie. A solid scotch that we all enjoy from time to time. So when we saw that there was a tasting pack of Glenmorangie’s starters (aka nothing over the age of 12) we gladly picked it up.
That may have been a mistake – granted the mistake was really the first batch ‘Lasanta’ which is nothing like Mexican Santa unless instead of coal – a useful commodity worth money, he gives you bad scotch. So it’s exactly like Mexican Santa. We were actually close to calling this the worst scotch we’ve ever tried, but good ol’ Jura had to go and ruin that – among other things.
Speaking of ruined who here likes Sherry? Now on occasion I’d like a little, and adding it to cooking is great – but I wouldn’t say it’s the bee’s knees. Typically scotch barrels are either charred on their own, or bourbon barrels (as they can only be used for bourbon once) – and that produces a nice scotch taste, and is genuinely pleasant.
This is the first scotch I can recall being used in Sherry casks, and if it’s anything to go by the man who thought to himself that wasting scotch like this was a good idea should be shoot in the foot, and told to carry all these casks to a ditch, and then drown himself.
What they say: “Redolent with the ‘warmth and passion’ of Jerez, Glenmorangie Lasanta is characterized by rich, spicy, nutty notes from the highest quality Spanish Oloroso sherry casks selected for extra maturation”
Taste: 7.13 – Pretty tasty and complex. Nice bit of sweetness.
Aftertaste: 3.63 – Here it really shoots itself in the foot. Not a huge fan. Just really bitter.
Burn/Smooth: 4.38 – A bit short but it certainly is burning.
Aroma: 6 – A sweeter brandy bourbon sort of scent to it. Certainly more stylized, but not sure if we prefer.
Manliness: 2.75 – So fuck Spain – Spain does not belong in my scotch, because it’s scotch. Also redolent? Really could you do me a favor and try to wank harder.
w/ Rocks: 1.5 – It somehow kills the actual taste leaving you with the shit.
Value: 1 – You get to pay 10 bucks more to ruin your scotch
Google Shop Average: $46
William Henri Neve the IV: 2
Metric Score: 26.38/70 |+| Metric Average: 3.77 |+| Reviewer Average: 1.88
Sherry Casks should be brought out into the middle of the street and filled with grenades for ruining scotch. I’m sorry I understand the need to experiment, try new things, and see if you can improve upon your standard scotch. However said experiments shouldn’t be sold because all it will do is make people think you suck.