Delicate. Light smokiness. Sweet. Teeny bit flat. Slightly lingering.
This is what the Glenmorangie Dornoch is, and this is our mini review of it!
“Established in 1843, the Distillery was named Glenmorangie, Scots Gaelic for ‘Glen of Tranquillity’, perfectly describing its peaceful setting on the banks of the picturesque Dornoch Firth, a vast sea estuary and a worldwide Site of Special Scientific Interest
To raise awareness for the conservation of the Dornoch Firth, Glenmorangie has partnered with the Marine Conservation Society to preserve this precious waterway”
Limited travel edition in a 70cl bottle, presented as the Malt of the Month at World of Whiskies, it was something we were bound to run into due to our holiday travels and my tastes for Glenmorangie. For £59.99 a bottle it might not be your first choice for a gift or a present, but this was purely for our delight and to help with a noble cause.
It is not, however, a very exciting whisky. It has the basic elements what I look for in a Glenmorangie: A bit sweet, hint of vanilla, ever so slightly peaty, smooth. But that’s about it, even the hint of smoky apples won’t give this dram the lift it needs to really stand out as a unique and exciting whisky. I prefer the Nectar D’or over this one, as I feel it is more well balanced and has a fuller mouthfeel than the Dornoch. It made me a bit sad really.
If you bought a bottle, don’t worry – It’s still a nice whisky. Just nothing overly special.