Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX is the first release in the prestigious private edition range. It consists of carefully selected, limited edition whiskies chosen from the ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ of Dr Bill Limsden, head of the whisky creation team.
Once the whiskies are selected they spend 10 years maturing in American white oak casks and then it gets transferred into Spanish ex-Pedro Ximenez casks, the reason for the PX in the name, for its final two years of extra maturation. The Pedro Ximenez often described as the king of all sherry casks is a rare wood that Dr Bill Lumsden safely brought back from Jerez in Spain.
The use of the Pedro Ximenez sherry casks has generated a very deep gold colour to the whisky. The aroma starts with chocolate-coated raisins, smothered in treacle with a sprinkling of Demerara sugar. Further aromas emerge including ginger, toasted almonds and vanilla. On the palate you get a rush of sweet fruity flavour progressing into a thick, syrupy pudding with a spinkling of ginger and cinnamon. The finish is long and rich with an ending flavour of treacle toffee, sun dried raisins and syrupy prunes.