Glenmorangie Milsean summons sweet splendour

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Last week I was invited to an exclusive tasting of the Glenmorangie Milsean which is the 7th expression in the Glenmorangie Private Edition range, Glenmorangie Milsean

It’s honestly the sweetest tasting whiskey I have ever had, I mean they event went as far as pairing the whiskey with different types of sweets and candy.

They had toffee apples, candyfloss, suckers, cherry licorice, fudge, cupcakes and even peanut brittle.

Now I’m not sure about anyone else but this was the first time I have ever had the combination of Alcohol and sweets at the same time.

To my amazement this combination of Glenmorangie Milsean and Sweets went rather perfectly well together.


Let me tell you why.

— Toasted wine casks add notes of candy to Glenmorangie’s annual Private Edition

Glenmorangie Milsean is the first Glenmorangie ever to be extra-matured in a deeply toasted

wine casks – with hints of sweet and spicy character reminiscent of the sugared

delights in tall glass jars which once decked the shelves of every traditional confectioner’s store.

Each year since 2010, Glenmorangie has released a rare single malt created to

intrigue whisky connoisseurs and collectors with its pioneering innovation.

Glenmorangie Milsean (Scots Gaelic for ‘sweet things’), which just launched, is the seventh and latest

release in the award-winning Private Edition range.

It invites single malt aficionados to explore the effect of toasted wine casks, unlocking an unusual dimension in extra maturation.

Created from Glenmorangie first matured in ex-bourbon oak casks, Glenmorangie Milsean

(pronounced ‘Meel-shawn’) then spends several years in casks which had contained

Portuguese red wine.

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Yet before they were used to create a Glenmorangie Private Edition,

these casks were involved in a pioneering experiment by Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s

Director of Distilling and Whisky Creation. Dr Bill Lumsden arranged for the casks to be

heavily toasted to enhance the sweeter notes of Glenmorangie, which has now created a whisky with

such attractive hints of sweetness, that it has surpassed even his own expectations.

Dr Bill Lumsden said: “A glass of Glenmorangie Milsean transports me straight to an old-
fashioned sweet shop with its sweet and spicy bouquet and hints of sugar cane, ripe fruits and fudge.

Extra-maturing Glenmorangie in heavily toasted red wine casks for the first time, has allowed us to create a whisky recalling of a bygone era.

I hope its deep tastes of cherriesangelica, candied orange peel and unusual intensity of caramelised fruits, will surprise and delight whisky aficionados and malt connoisseurs.”

So if you ever do come across a bottle of Glenmorangie Milsean do yourself a favour and give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.

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