Glenmorangie 12 Malaga Cask Finish
On sight, this whisky shows those four years it spent in first fill Malaga casks. It is a rich, dark-gold color. The nose introduces its sweetness, offering bold honey along with some orange and light wood spice notes. On the palate, this non-chill-filtered scotch has a nice, oily mouthfeel. Strong honey notes again arrive first, but they are quickly joined by raisins and dates. Notes of walnut follow, then some spiciness from the wood. The finish is fairly long and dry, and a bit of water helps open things up. Doing so introduces the aroma of milk chocolate and really helps integrate the flavors into a sweet but nuanced treat. This is a great after-dinner malt.