Moët Hennessy has released the latest whisky in its Glenmorangie range, the result of a 28-year project to create a whisky from the company's "designer casks."

Glenmorangie Astar has been aged in American white oak casks that were specifically chosen for the project back in 1985.

"At Glenmorangie we believe that up to 60% of the flavour of the whisky comes from the wood," said head of whisky creation Dr Bill Lumsden. "That is why our quest for the very best wood is unparalleled."

The new whisky is bottled at full strength (57.1% abv) and is non-chill filtered for extra texture. It is said to be a rich, spicy and sweet whisky with notes of toffee and crème brûlée.

"This new whisky demonstrates the ability of our team to create a spirit that is designed for the single malt whisky lover," said Lumsden.