- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Winter Edition
- Bourbon, Oloroso & Pedro Ximénez Sherry Casks
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- L68200 17008011
- Added on
- 06 Oct 2017 8:23 pm by Astrid
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Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie A Midwinter Night's Dram
17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.87 points
- Glenmorangie Midwinter Night's Dram. At a blind tasting, not knowing whisky type, origin, casks etc. BLIND TASTING NOTES: Nice nose led by apricot yoghurt and maybe some Chewits or Opal Fruits (Starburst). Some mango but mostly apricot for me. Smells like a high-end sherried blend to me. Great nose. Intoxicating fruits and oak. Crystalline. Great. Later on i get a touch of cucumber. Just a great aroma. Taste is light, salty and oaky up front, light with then a punch of sherry and what comes across as peat. Single cask whiskies do not end up this balanced and constructed - it surely has to be a blend, but not too high on the grain whisky maybe 50-50. Some Speyside malt in this. The oak does start to get bitter and dominant over time suggesting this is not a youngster. A shame because the aroma is stonking but taste gets a bit bitter and furry. Touch too oaky. Still a good whisky. My guess would be an 18 yr independent blend e.g. Black Bull. My initial impression was great and then slowly declined as the bitterness increased. A real shame. 3.35/80 OBSERVATIONS POST-REVEAL: I had it down as a high-malt-content blended Scotch, showing how light the Glenmorangie character is.
- I can understand if you find the winter night's dream disappointing or overall just too round. Nooks and crannies, all in all, one searches in vain for complexity. But it is not a big challenge, just the right thing for a light, pleasing dram, maybe even on the winter-Sunday coffee table. It may be doubted for the first issue price of the "Limited UK-only" version from 2015, but a buy recommendation for the variant that is always significantly cheaper in some offers; for beginners, or if you can also get something sweet that arouses a few other winter associations besides vanilla.
The copper-golden, amber-colored winter night's dream greets the nose with fresh-sweet orange, which slowly intensifies and, together with nutty impressions, reminds of grandma's cookies with orange jam. Hints of green grapes, raisins, pineapples, nectarine, they all mix - fruit tea in the cup next to the cookie plate. The sugar candy in the small bowl next to it also presses into the smell impressions. The old oak table in Grandma's kitchen can also be discreetly seen in the background, just like the spruce branches draped in the middle of the table for decoration. A hint of baked apple and vanilla sauce floats out of the oven with a little bit of nutmeg ...
The Glenmorangie gently and sweetly fills the mouth, no burning, no biting. Buttery soft, but somehow also fresh and fruity sweet, Hubba Bubba with a mint leaf - or different: Here it is again, Grandma's fruit tea, with a good dash of cream and a thick piece of rock candy, milky, creamy, sweet, with just a hint of tartness Tea or tobacco leaves and the white threads of the tangerine between the skin and the meat, as google says, the mesocarp ...
Only with the finish there is a slight tingling on the tongue and palate. At first it is short and most likely a little disappointing, almost too soft. But both Grandma's oak table and the fruit pot pourri do not want to say goodbye right away, especially the sweetness of nectarines still lingers for a while.
- Color: Amber
Honestly, I did not want to get this bottle for Christmas. He will not let go of the young notes with a little sherry and otherwise he has little to offer for me.
Somehow he does not get away with it. Or he really smells mostly mealy, like yeast, and rather young. From Sherryanteil comes to me very little. There is more in the second nose. PX with malt behind, not completely dry raisins, very sweet, orange juice (rather fresh from ripe oranges than from the pack). Maybe cinnamon?
The young first impression he will not get rid of here, but I have Oloroso, PX too. Very sweet, orange peel, latte. For all over 43%, he would also be very alcoholic, I think. He has already gotten some barrel.
Pleasant aftertaste, especially hazelnuts and bitter orange jam. Later, some old coffee.
- I much prefer this NAS Glenmo over the 10. you certainly get sherry and stone fruit on the nose, and it tastes softer than the 10. Really nice daily drinker.
- As I think very great whisky. Especially for lovers of soft whiskys.
Intense smell. Cherrycake. Exuberant fruit. A hint of vanilla and trace citrus fruits. Very nice smell.
Nice soft whisky. Tidy fruit sweetness at first. Very pleasant mouthfeel. Fruity, nutty and vanilla-flavored.
Very long. Clear but pleasant oak. Now comes a hint of spice to pepper.
- As I think wrongly judged partly bad. For me a very good whisky. For the price you get a great whisky. Typical Glenmorangie softness, pleasantly fruity and very long finish with a clear, beautiful oak note.