Glenmorangie, The Cadboll Estate, 15-Year-Old Batch 3
Part of Glenmorangie The Cadboll Estate is the third batch.
Each release in the series begins in Glenmorangie Distillery’s own barley fields located on the Cadboll Estate, planted and harvested to Dr. Bill’s specifications. This Cadboll barley is then mashed and distilled in their towering copper stills.
Dr. Bill selected a spirit created from two separate barley harvests and aged it in American oak Bourbon casks. He then finished a small portion in casks that once held Amontillado, his favorite style of sherry. After 15 years, Dr. Bill reunited these whiskies in this series’ delicious third batch release.
Nose: Wonderfully aromatic and fragrant, with touches of honey, hazelnuts, mandarin oranges, and soft, sweet toffee. This is then followed by top notes of sweet, ripening barley, followed by baked peaches.
Taste: A gently spicy mouthfeel leads into a burst of sweet and spicy flavors—heather honey, gingerbread, hazelnut praline, fudge, toffee, and a touch of clove. The Amontillado cask-derived nuttiness is always present but always gently integrated into the other, sweeter flavors. The lingering aftertaste has touches of almond marzipan and coconut, and finally a suggestion of baking fruit loaves.
Finish: Gloriously creamy and spicy, with notes of gingerbread, hazelnuts, and toffee.