Price Point: $95 – $105 for 750 ML
Distiller: The Glenmorangie Distillery
Glenmorangie is an interesting distillery. Lasanta and Quinta Ruban are two of my favorites, but their 10 Year Old is, well, pretty dull. I was recently gifted Tùsail, their no-age-statement release from their Private Edition selection. Just like the others (Companta, Ealanta, etc.), Tùsail has a reputation across the blogosphere. I’m skeptical, as always, but optimistic about this one.
Tùsail starts out with apricots and hand soap on the nose. No smoke or peat to speak of, but there are interesting malted barley notes. If I really dig-in, I can find a connection between the juice in Tùsail and the the other Glenmorangie whiskies. This one doesn’t seem to be very mature, hence the no age statement.
This does not taste like a bad single malt, but Tùsail does taste like your average, run of the mill, fruity Scotch. It’s sweet with malted barley notes. It’s very fruit forward, similar to Brenne in that it may be suitable to other palates, but I’m not sure it’s right for mine. Tùsail is slightly bitter on the tail end with some faint chocolate notes.
The finish is dominantly peachy – too sweet for me.
Rating & Recommendations
Glenmorangie Tùsail earns a rating of 81 out of 100.
For the price and prestige, this is an underwhelming release from Glenmorangie. My recommendation is to purchase one each of Lasanta and Quinta Ruban and skip Tùsail.