Embracing the era of cocktails, Glenmorangie’s X is an adventure in flavour and single malts made for mixing.
Made to be mixed
The thought process behind Glenmorangie X is to make a single malt Scotch that can be easily, flawlessly mixed into cocktails. For the world renowned distillery, that means not compromising on flavour and crafting something that is versatile and easily enjoyed.
Glenmorangie are known for their Original Single Malt, which is mellow bodied and easy to enjoy. With X they have crafted a Single Malt that is equally mellow and absolutely perfect to be used in cocktails.
Mixology is an art that has really taken off in the last decade or so. There are plenty of at home guides to making cocktails and mixology classes are a legitimate activity that people pay good money to attend.
Part of this is down to tightening purse strings but a lot of it is the value of home entertainment and being able to enjoy high quality drinks in the comfort of your own living room. It’s an easy and enjoyable way to entertain guests with something they probably don’t do every day.
Glenmorangie X has been crafted exactly for the purposes of mixing it, either into a cocktail or with other mixers and has been added to the distillery’s core range.
Glenmorangie X Single Malt Highland Scotch Whisky
Bottle cost: £30
This Single Malt has been matured in ex-Bourbon casks and finished in new charred oak casks, inviting sweet and smoky flavours.
The nose opens with lots of sweet fruity notes. Apples, pears and citrus peels give it a crispy, refreshing notes from the start. There is a gentle floral note as well, which is delicate but gives a really lovely aroma overall.
The palate is full of fruit flavours and lots of orange notes. It is sweet and smooth, with chocolate, caramel and cream. The flavours really complement each other and work in perfect harmony. Oranges and citrus fruits take the lead.
The finish is bold and long, ending on a sweet note.
Glenmorangie have crafted a really brilliant malt here. X is perfect for every occasion, whether it’s mixing in drinks or just enjoying a nice, neat dram.
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