The Glenmorangie Astar (Scots Gaelic for “journey”), a single malt entirely matured in bespoke oak casks, which were designed to deliver perfection in the final spirit. The Astar’s extraordinary casks are hewn from hand-selected slow-grown oak trees from the Ozark mountains of Missouri. Although the silken depths of its first release delighted connoisseurs, such casks are so rare that it has taken years to orchestrate its renaissance. In 2017, The Astar’s triumphant, limited-edition return brings a newfound richness and complexity to this smooth, creamy and long celebrated single malt. (last one left in stock - slight damage to cardboard carton!) Nose: Rich aromas of butterscotch and honey are balanced with bright, floral top notes, the freshness of mint, freshly squeezed lemons and a delightful burst of coconut. Palate: mooth and creamy on the palate, as sumptuously sweet crème-brûlée emerges with tropical fruits, apricots and vanilla custard, hazelnuts in soft buttery fudge, then clove, toasted oak and a hint of cooling menthol. Finish: Honey and almond mingle with coconut ice and aniseed for an enduring smoothness at the finish.