I've made mention of Glenmorangie's range of specialty bottlings before. Gimmicky, I think I described them. And "Nectar D'Or" sounds about as gimmicky as it can get. There should not be any french on the label of a single malt scotch. But it was different and I was in need of some anger meds.
Besides the flamboyant title, the box also described the scotch inside as being aged in bourbon barrels and finished in something called "sauternes". A google search finds that this is a French dessert wine. So. The french titling is making a little more sense. Anyways, I bought the damn thing, gotta find out how it tastes.
The smell is strong, a base of wood and citrus with a slight medicinal note. Different but very interesting. The taste is similarly strong and the bourbon background really comes through. This is a scotch with definite body, almost syrupy thick. The alcohol blooms and burns from nose to stomach but leaves the initial flavour intact. And that flavour does linger. Not a bad thing but it does hang around.
All in all a very different ride from the usual. I'd recommend it for a pleasant change of pace. The ticket price is too high to be in regular rotation but once in a while I can see myself taking this trip again.
Bourbo-licious. 4 shots!