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Glenmorangie Spìos

Overall rating
82.90/100
votes
96
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Edition
Bottled
2018
Casktype
American Ex-Rye Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L68868 10/11/2017 17010872
Barcode
5010494941555
Added on
31 Jan 2018 8:44 am by TheWhiskyDungeon
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 89,01

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408 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

All versions

Category Rating
Nose
21
Taste
21
Finish
21
Balance
21

Tastingtags

22 Notes

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Review note
22 Feb 2018 9:44 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 85 points

[February, 2018]  Another year, another experiment by Dr. Bill.  Some were really good (like the Sonnalta or Artein) while others did not impress me at all (Companta, Bacalta).  I bought this bottle for 80 Euro today.

The colour is yellow gold and the texture shows fat sticky tears and slow legs.  The nose is very unusual for a Glenmorangie with a slight cheesy aroma (young gouda, so it is not annoying).  There are aromas of wild mushrooms, pine needles, salammoniac and many more that make the nose very interesting (but not exactly delicious).  It arrives warming and a little coating on the palate with a minor drying feeling (cold metals, ashes).  The taste is very interesting again, sweet barley sugars combine with liquorice and spicy flavours and something that reminds me a little bit of fresh sour dough.  I like it better than the nose and it is a somewhat new profile that I never had in any whisky before.  The finish is rather short and more peppery with a bubblegum-ish ending.  Water is not needed as it pushes the rather unwanted flavours and aromas only.

This is a very interesting dram with some aromas and flavours that are hard to find in other whiskies.  Nevertheless, it is not a dram I could drink everyday or more than one per evening.  But it is a nice experience, for sure...

Weighted Rate
85.1
Nose
83
Initial taste
85
Body
87
Finish
84
Price
84
Presentation
89
There is no accounting for taste...
ValeronDeportivo
Expert Senior ValeronDeportivo Note
01 Feb 2018 7:10 am
ValeronDeportivo gave this whisky 84 points

I participated in the live online tasting with Dr. Bill Lumsden presenting Spios.

Here are a few pieces of information he provided or hinted at:


The whisky was matured exclusively in ex-rye casks. Full maturation, this is not a finish. The casks arrived at Glenmorangie at around 2008-2009, so the whisky should be 8-9 years old.

The rye matured in the new american oak casks for 6 years, and it is a 95% rye mash bill - so its likely from the MGP plant in Indiana (you know, where all the 'craft' 'distilleries' source their rye from. Good stuff though!).


Thes casks were recently refilled at Glenmorangie, lets see what happens with them in the future... there are no other rye casks maturing, and apparently no plans to purchase more.


As to the whisky itself, I found it quite similar to the regular 10 (tasted next to it), with a layer of extra spices, both sweet and a little hot, and nice mint notes (which fortify my belief the rye is from MGP). Its a nice whisky, that developes well in the glass. Give it time!

Still, its one of the less 'unique' expressions in the series. I guess those who like wine finishes might be underwhelmed, but for those who didn't like all the wine casks of the past it might be a refreshing take on the classic Glenmorangie style.

Fight65
Expert Senior Fight65 Review note
07 Jul 2018 5:38 pm
Fight65 gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
82.9
Nose
83
Initial taste
84
Body
83
Finish
82
Price
82
Presentation
83
Alex Fridays
Expert Junior Alex Fridays Note
24 Jun 2018 9:10 am
Alex Fridays gave this whisky 85 points

Apples, spices, cumin, cloves, cinnamon, glacé cherries, floral, grass clipping, rye-bread notes on nose.

Spices, more pepper, vanilla, honey, vanilla ice cream, sweet fruits, grass, oak cask notes on taste.

Long finish with spices, pepper, oak cask, vanilla, grass and rye-bread notes.

It’s a little bit strange, but very interesting whisky. It combines Glenmorangie style with maturation in ex rye whisky barrels. Spios is a most spicy whisky in Glenmorangie product line. 

Dhugal MacArdry
Expert Senior Dhugal MacArdry Review note
17 Jun 2018 11:52 am
Dhugal MacArdry gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
80.8
Nose
82
Initial taste
80
Body
82
Finish
80
Price
76
Presentation
84
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wisekycourse
Expert Senior wisekycourse Review note
25 May 2018 10:05 am
wisekycourse gave this whisky 81 points

un très bon nez fruité,herbeux,avenant,puis déception avec un retour épicé,amer,(une prise de 4 épices directe aux narines!),de fait ,la sensation du nez s'estompe et cache le côté fruité tant espéré (sur le citron puis les framboises et les mûres!)

dénote véritablement ,mais à goûter!

Weighted Rate
81.5
Nose
83
Initial taste
83
Body
80
Finish
81
Price
78
Presentation
83
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Falnor
Expert Senior Falnor Review note
12 May 2018 1:59 pm
Falnor gave this whisky 74 points

I expected far more from this kind of bottle because of the price. The concept of cask is nice, but the outcome is too simple.

Weighted Rate
74
Nose
73
Initial taste
73
Body
74
Finish
76
Price
66
Presentation
82
Sonett
Connoisseur Sonett Review note
06 May 2018 4:44 pm
Sonett gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
84.9
Nose
85
Initial taste
86
Body
85
Finish
84
Price
84
Presentation
85
Sonett
ctu
Connoisseur ctu Tasting note
03 May 2018 3:09 pm
ctu gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Floral. Vanilla, orange peel, honey and milk caramel. Touch of grain and cereal.

Taste

Spicy and bittersweet. Hard grainy notes. Vanilla and caramel.

Finish

Medium length, spicy with citruses.

Comments

An unusual Glenmorangie character. Surprisingly  the finish is probably the best part.

Shane_IL
Expert Senior Shane_IL Tasting note
21 Apr 2018 6:11 pm
Shane_IL gave this whisky 80 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

Quite soft and floral. Not giving much up here. Light vanilla. Light wood. Hints of cloves of brown sugar. A little orange liqueur.

Taste

Spicy here. There's a weird note that reminds me a lot of unmashed rye. This leads into a bitter grainy note with some cinnamon and woody vanilla as well as some rye spice and a little craft glue.

Finish

Long. Quite impressive. Very drawn out and sublime spice notes here, mainly cloves and sandalwood along with some generic rye spice and dried citrus.

Comments

The nose and palate on this were kind of withdrawn and unimpressive, but the finish... wow. Long and full of beautifully integrated notes. As a whole though I'm glad I didn't get a bottle. I think the muted nose and palate could be remedied by bottling at a higher ABV, but that might accentuate the bitter grainy notes which might be unpleasant.

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