Allta, meaning "wild" in Gaelic and pronounced "al-ta". For the 10th Anniversary in 2019 from its pioneering collection - Private Edition - Glenmorangie unveils the first whiskey created from a wild yeast developed directly on Cadboll's barley from the distillery. The idea originated in Dr. Bill Lumsden's mind when he collected valuable grain samples at random from one of his walks in the fields near the distillery. He then discovered that barley was producing wild yeast never before identified and began to combine these two ingredients to create a creamy and aromatic whiskey. It has been aged in barrels of Bourbon, including several barrels of second filling to reveal the fruitiness of the spirit.
Back in childhood with this super-sweet whiskey reminiscent of grandma's pies, pie crust, oranges, honey, malted cereals and wild berry jam, apples and citrus fruits. Strangely, some flavors make me think of rye, by the peppery and spicy accent that appears more fiercely in the mouth. After two sips ... ouch, direct notes that resemble virgin oak ... then apricots, apple pie, malted cereals, citrus and honey and a weird floral touch. Long and peppery finish, oranges and virgin oak both tannic and creamy. A tasting challenge but not in my palette of tastes.
An intriguing whiskey, which reconciles me with Glenmorangie, who take the path of cool innovations here! If you consider yourself a trippy whiskey, you take this bottle! Nose: A floral perfume, with vanilla, a touch of citrus and ... What must be yeasts, coudonc! Mouth: Beautiful spices, biscuits, flowers, citrus fruits, a good dose of chili ... In fact, we swear a single malt created by an American micro-distillery! Finale: Of a beautiful length, spicy and marked by spices and yeasts.
Nose: Rich and sweet. Sugar powder, liquorice, heated caramel and black cherries. Grass and bark of wood. Palate: Return of licorice and grass, supported by large spices. Leather background and new make. More or less on the check here. Finale: Sugar powder in potency with cinnamon, pepper and oak. A strand of mineral lemon. Balance: For an anniversary edition of "private editions", I was expecting a fanfare much bigger. Companta, where are you?