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The Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or 12 Years Aged Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

glenmorangie nectar dor single malt scotch whisky 225x300 The Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or 12 Years Aged Highland Single Malt Scotch WhiskyThis Highland Malt is Perhaps a Bit Overpriced and Pedestrian

By Matt Goldstein & Amy K. Haight

After recently being named Distiller of the year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, we tasted the Glenmorangie 18 Years aged Single Malt and we can understand the enthusiasm behind this great distillery.  On the other hand, we also tasted the Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or at Philadelphia’s Union Trust Streakhouse.  First, the Union Trust overcharged for about $22 per glass.  Maybe the bartender made a mistake considering the Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon was only $15.  Any who, not to hold that against Glenmorangie, but the Nectar D’Or seemed to under perform.  Perhaps a bit pedestrian, and perhaps a bit overpriced, the Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or was solid, but nothing special.  Non chill filtered, the Nectar D’Or is aged in French Oak which is rare for a single malt scotch.  We respect and appreciate Glenmorangie’s willingness to be different but we’re not sure if they created anything special here by branching out.  The Casks are hand selected wine barriques from Sauternes, a famous and ancient sweet wine growing region of France and the whisky is casked for a minium of 10 years.

The Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or is thin with an average scent.  Having good flavor but thin overall and thin on the finish, this is a solid single malt scotch, but nothing great when compared in its class.  The Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or won a few silver medals in 2008 and 2009.

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2 comments to The Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or 12 Years Aged Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

  • Jasmine Cougar

    That bartender was smokin’ crack. The Union Trust website lists the drink prices for Pappy Van Winkle at $55 and the Nectar D’Or at $21.

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    Matt Goldstein Reply:

    Those prices are officially on crack! $21 for 1 shot of a $60 bottle? You’ve got to be fucking kidding me. Also, I asked the bartender to look up the price of the Pappy Van Winkle and he said $15. He looked it up! Re re’s and mo mo’s everywhere.

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