Highlands region – 46%ABV – 750ml bottle – $49-$65 | £41 | €47
The Nectar D’or was the first Glenmo I’ve ever tried and actually, the 2nd bottle of whisky I opened my wallet for. To this date, it is in my list of top 3 whiskies.
The Nectar D’or was extra matured in Sauternes cask, imparting very fruity, syrupy goodness!!
In March, The Jewish Single Malt Whisky Society will be doing a vertical tasting of the current standard Glenmorangie line. It’s no secret that there is a warm spot in my heart for their nectars, especially this one. I’m looking forward to it and to blogging about our thoughts.
Initial whiff — Apricot jam, actual Sauternes (no initial whisky scents, pure Sauternes wine; delicious!), loads of vanilla, some coconut and a tad bit of smoke, more like apricot jam on burnt toast (after having scrapped off the burny parts with a butter knife).
On the mouth — My G-d, my mouth instantly started watering. Very fruity, apricots again, pecans, oak and coconuts. A bit peppery and some gobs of honey, sugared honey.
Finish — Long, this stuff coats your mouth quite well, in the way back of my tongue the pecans came back. Quite lovely stuff.
In sum — Got pancakes? This is stuff is so syrupy sweet. This is one that will alway have a place on my shelf for when I want a treat