The Duthac comes from Glenmorangie's Legends expressions and released for the Travel Retail market (meaning available typically at duty free). Named after St. Duthac whose resting place sits at the centre of the Royal Burgh of Tain, has been part finished in Pedro Ximénez Sherry and virgin oak casks.
Gold World Whiskies Awards: Highland Single Malt No Age Statement - 2016
Gold Scotch International Wine & Spirit Competition: Single Malt - Highland - 2017
Cask: Pedro Ximénez Sherry & Virgin Oak Casks
Nose: Pear, toffee, apple, brazil nuts, with an underlying toasted oak aroma. Adding water pulls out vanilla.
Taste: Milk chocolate, toffee, nuts, and a hint of leather. Some spice, light, with a hint of clove.
Finish: The finish is long, with vanilla and apricots lingering for a bit.
Chris' Opinion: I'm a bit partial to this as it was a birthday gift from Dan. I love the nose on this. To me it's like I'm smelling a tart that has toffee and pears baked into it. There's spice in the nose, but it's subtle. The taste is sweet, some chocolate, tree nuts, with a hint of leather in there. The finish is beautiful; long, sweet, and everything you want in an after-taste.
Dan's Opinion: When I got chris one of these for his birthday I grabbed one as well. I mean it is 1L of Scotch! I like this scotch for after supper sitting on the deck, This is also one of my wife's favorites. I get sweet right off the nose, with chocolate and a nutty finish at the end.
The sweetness stays on the tongue for a good while.