Back at World of Whisky in Double Bay (NSW) for a tasting of selected Independent Bottlers (post to follow), the gents were again kind enough to crack out a few tasty drams at the end of the night, and when offered, I jumped at the chance to try the Glenmorangie Ealanta.
Glenmorangie Ealanta (46%, 19yo, Highlands, Scotland)
Nose: Shortbread, big wafts of shortbread. Some butterscotch, and a hint of the nuttiness evident in most Glenmorangies too.
Palate: Sweeter than the nose implies. Toffee, vanilla, still a hint of shortbread.
Finish: Smooth and pleasant, lingering (not unsurprising given the Original 10yo has a long finish, and this is aged almost twice as long). I still get shortbread, and some dryness towards the end.
Rating (on my very non-scientific scale): 88/100
Glenmorangie Ealanta can be purchased from World of Whisky for $180AUD. Thanks to the gents for the taste!