Last Friday I spent some time at Underbar at Aker brygge in Oslo tasting some whiskies. The first whisky that evening was the brand new Glenmorangie Milsean. It is the seventh annual release in their Private Edition range. It comes in a red and white striped box making it look like a bacon candy cane (directly translated from Norwegian: polka pig)!
This is what the Glenmorangie distillery says about the Milsean:
Glenmorangie Milsean (Scots Gaelic for ‘sweet things’ and pronounced ‘meel-shawn’) is a single malt whisky full of intense candied fruit flavours and mouth-watering sweetness. It has been created from Glenmorangie matured in ex-bourbon casks and then extra-matured in former wine casks, re-toasted for the purpose. This distinctive cask preparation replicates something of the moreish sweetshop flavours in a single malt whisky.
It is available in Norway at NOK 879,90.
It starts out dusty and citrusy on the nose. Then lime zest and oranges makes it fresh. After a while it becomes more sweet. Vanilla, fruit and gum. And finally: Bacon candy cane! Really really smooth and mellow on the palate. It is bottled at 46 ABV. Fresh and dusty at the same time. Caramel and peppermint. The finish has notes of wine and oak before the freshness of the bacon candy takes over! A bit too short maybe. But oh what a nice candy this was!
My score: nose 22 / taste 22 / finish 21 / balance 21 = 86
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