The crazy price [RRP £120] reflects the rarity of an independently bottled Glenmorangie, with a vintage. Remember TBWC recently did one or two WB. Given that Glenmorangie owned the SMWS for a while, how likely is it that we will see more Glenmorangie from the SMWS in the future?
N: Grain-like with plenty of vanilla, lime candy, pepper and all sorts of fruits.
T: First-fill bourbon and it shows. Honeyed, short and well matured - as in it feels ready.
F: Decent length, balance & form.
C: ADD WATER! Then it comes alive, firms up and promotes the distillate against the repeated waves of prominent bourbon casks. 10-12 years in bourbon casks is a recipe that simply works for Glenmorangie, just like the standard 10y - though much less forgiving as a single [first-fill] cask at strength. An academics Glenmorangie we thought.
Scores a B-