Nectar of the gods, over our nearly 2 years here at Nerdfit we’ve said that to only a select few spirits. Yet as our last review this scotch is trying to claim the title on its own right, a right it does not deserve. Yes folks booze reviews on Nerdfit is ending, and we do so by taking an expensive scotch that wanks hard, and tear it to shreds putting it rightly so in its place. (For Honest Booze Reviews readers this is when we stopped working via Nerdfit.)
But then that’s what we’ve been doing for the past 2 years, since our inception with Highland Park, which while it’s a good scotch and I’m sure there’s quite a lot of people who would think that it’s the best they’ve had, well we’ve been here to tell you to man up and try the actually good stuff.
But enough about us, let’s talk scotch. We’ve had a fair ride with this Glenmorangie taster pack, but with this I’d have to say the experience wasn’t a great one. While this and Quinta Ruban are certainly good scotches on their own, it seems like experiments with Glenmorangie, which at the end of the day didn’t need it. Though I could still be bitter about how much scotch is being ruined by sherry casks.
What they say: “Literally the golden drink of the gods, Glenmorangie Nectar d’Or derives its lemony honey silkiness and sumptuous finish from the rare Sauternes bariques (from the most renowned French vineyards) selected for extra maturation.”
Taste: 7.0 – It kind of goes through 3 stages, honey -> burn -> warmness. I would not say that this is literally the nectar of the gods. The initial taste though is great, but stage 2 is bad.
Aftertaste: 5.75 – So the aftertaste is awful, but the after aftertaste is really good, so it’s a balancing act.
Burn/Smooth: 5.5 – It’s smooth but it does burn, but it also has warmness, it’s kind of complex for a 12 year old.
Aroma: 6.0 – It’s quite good, and you certainly get the honey, but overall it’s fairly standard fare if not a bit above
Honesty: 6.0 – What a way to shoot yourself in the foot, they had to say it was ‘literally’ the nectar of the gods, which is wrong. Everything else if fine about it in honesty terms, but because they undercut it with that text and not backing it up in practice – so they lose points.
Da Rocks: 7.5 – It takes away the transition grossness, so it most certainly improves on it, I mean there’s a bit taken away from it overall, but it generally leaves a great warmness.
Rusty Nail: 7.75 – That is a good rusty nail, DJ Lvl feels the rusty part whatever that means, but it’s quite tasty regardless.
Value: 3.75 – The issue is I would expect to pay 65 for this, and I could get a few things for nearly half this price, but the fact that Glenmorangie aged their scotch for 2 more years in a wine cask doesn’t double the price.
Google Shop Average: $80
Metric Score: 41.63/70 |+| Metric Average: 5.95 |+| Reviewer Average: 5.75
So it goes. Cheers mates.