Moss Island Drams: Glenmorangie Nectar D’Òr

A 12 year-old highland Scotch finished in Sauternes (French sweet wine) casks. It’s billed as a “dessert” Scotch, although to my mind, almost all Scotch works well as dessert.

Moss Island DramStill, Nectar D’Òr is rich, sweet stuff. It’s medium gold in the glass, distinctly citrusy on the nose, with some nutmeg. The first sip is intensely sweet and deliciously heavy; honeycomb is the strongest impression, although I can see where Glenmorangie’s marketers get “lemon meringue.” It finishes long, alternating between simple sweet and nutty (I keep thinking of walnuts in syrup, over vanilla ice cream.) Bottled at 46% ABV, which adds to mouthfeel – it’s not watery, and has some weight.

I received a bottle on Father’s Day, and confirm this is a nice gift Scotch. Sumptuous.