The Glenmorangie Extremely Rare Azuma Makoto Limited Edition 18 year Single Malt Scotch is a collaboration between Glenmorangie and the famous Japanese floral artist, Makoto Azuma, who was drawn to the whisky's floral profile. "It begins with rich, rounded aromas of dried fruits and honey, then unfurls into a bouquet of geranium, tuberose and jasmine. They dance on the tongue with honeysuckle and sweet pea, figs and nuts until the blossoms fade into a sweet and lingering finish," says Azuma of the 18-year-old spirit. The first 15 years were spent in bourbon casks, then a portion of the whisky was transferred into Oloroso sherry casks for another 3 years. Finally, the whiskies were blended together and bottled at 86 proof.
You can expect rich and sweet aromas of dried fruit and caramelized citrus fruits as well as complex floral notes. The palate is pleasantly sweet with honey, fig, date, nuts and spices, as well as layered floral undertones and a hint of wood smoke. The finish is long and seductive with lingering dried fruit and nuttiness.
Bottled at 43% ABV - 86 Proof