FRIDAY 3 O’CLOCK COCKTAILS: Glenmorangie Extremely Rare 18 Years Old (2015 World’s Best Highland Single Malt)


A lovely nose of mocha coated Oloroso dried fruit and liquorice. Lightly herbal with hints of Assam tea, prunes and plum. The fruit has a delightful syrup coating and becomes quite jammy with time as some dusty, sweet spices come through. Opens with the soft and jammy red fruit, followed by hints of toffee and chocolate. The sherried dried fruit comes through on the middle but the syrup coated fruit is the focal point. Long and mouth-watering with cleansing citrus and stony notes.

Pink aromas match the colour – cotton candy, Beaujolais Nouveau, strawberry Angel Delight, sticky sweet sugared red berries, pink grapefruit. Initial sweetness (watermelon, strawberry toffee, plum jam, fruit salad chews) slide into tart berries and sugared damsons; then pink peppercorn depth and a dry finish. Amazing.

Nick Offerman‘s ‘Yule Log’