Price Point: $45 – $55 for 750 ML
I bought my bottle of Glenmorangie Lasanta as one of six bottles I picked up for my wife for Christmas. I know, I know, that sounds a bit ridiculous. Who needs six brand new bottles of Scotch? Well, I used the holidays as an excuse to splurge on some bottles I wouldn’t have otherwise purchased. Lasanta is an expression I had yet to try, and I enjoy other sherried whiskies, so why not?
Surprisingly, the nose on this isn’t typical of whisky. It’s much more identifiable as red wine. Although matured for ten years in ex-bourbon casks, Lasanta spends two whole years in Oloroso sherry casks, as compared to several months like the Balvenie.
I really enjoy the taste of Lasanta. Although I’m not a wine drinker in any way, it’s great to have a change of pace from the typical flavors of Scotch. The sherry is the star of the show here.
For a 92 proof whisky, there’s a little bit of a burn on the back-end of Lasanta. It really feels like the aftertaste of a red wine, which to me is really interesting.
Rating & Recommendations
Glenmorangie Lasanta is really interesting whisky, and by far the most sherried Scotch I have ever tasted, earning itself a rating of 87 out of 100.
Enjoy this stuff neat – you’ll want the full flavor of the sherry.
Sometimes you take a gamble on a whisky at the store, and it pays off. I think I made out pretty good with my choice of Glenmorangie Lasanta.