Summer Isles Whisky of the Month May
Having to choose from approximately 160 different whiskies at the Summer Isles Cocktail Bar and Lounge is definitely a treat for some, but can be a challenge for others.
This is why we have decided to choose a special Whisky of the Month for you, complete with tasting notes and insider information to make this choice a little bit easier for you.
WHISKY OF THE MONTH MAY: Glenmorangie Lasanta
Lasanta is the replacement for the old Glenmorangie Sherry Finish although, to be fair, this new one is a bit stronger at 46%. It says here that ‘Lasanta’ means ‘Warmth and Passion’ in Gaelic, which is nice.
Like the most delicious dessert menu imaginable, Lasanta taunts the senses with chocolate covered raisins, honeycomb and smooth caramel toffee. Citrus notes clear the way for the crispy burnt sugar and melting softness of crème brulee to be replaced by the rich aroma of rum and raisin ice cream
The addition of water to Lasanta exposes another menu of juicy dates and caramelised apricots whose sweetness is offset with hazelnut and walnut oil. Notes of dessert sherry wine emerge, mixed with spice and linseed oil to give a sense of cosiness and age-old comfort
The full, sweet flavour typical of Spanish sherry with sultanas, orange segments, walnuts and butter toffee. The bite of hazelnut tasted through a chocolate coating, spice notes and hints of leather add the overwhelming sense of richness
The Finish is satisfyingly long with spiced orange and chocolate enrobed hazelnuts.