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Glenmorangie 18-year old

Overall rating
85.56/100
votes
11
Whiskybase ID
WB191076
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Azuma Makoto Limited Edition
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
American ex-Bourbon + Spanish Oloroso Sherry
Number of bottles
30000
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Extremely Rare
Barcode
5010494972238
Added on
05 Sep 2021 12:00 am by maltmitch
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 308.98

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11 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie 18-year old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.56 points

  1. Official tasting note

    Glenmorangie 18 Years Old Azuma Makoto Limited Edition
    Bottle of 700 mL in a gift box for € 115 per bottle

    As enchanting as a bouquet of honeysuckle, daffodil and jasmine, the design of the limited edition gift box by flower artist Azuma Makoto is a symbol of the Glenmorangie single malt. This floral and at the same time sweet and spicy whisky in a honey-golden hue is perfectly balanced with notes of wood smoke, caramelized fruits and nuts.

    ~ Serve perfectly - enjoy neat, with a little water or with two to three ice cubes
    ~ Serving temperature - room temperature
    ~ Ready to drink - Ready to drink now
    ~ Storage Tips - Store upright in a cool, dark, dry place
    ~ Closure - cork closure
    ~ Health advice - Contains caramel
    ~ Alcohol content - 43.0% vol.

    After it has matured for 15 years in former bourbon barrels made from American white oak, around 30% of the whisky is decanted into Spanish Oloroso sherry barrels for three years. When both parts have matured for 18 years, they are mixed together. The Oloroso barrels provide an incredible amount of liveliness, while the American oak offsets the raisin-like sweetness of the sherry.

    Inspired by the versatile flavors of Glenmorangie 18-Year Old, renowned floral artist Azuma Makoto created a work of art for this limited edition piece of art made of vibrant, dancing flowers. The depth and complexity of this particularly rare single malt whisky are represented by the flowers in enchanting colors.
    • Nose
      Dr Bill Lumsden, Head of Distilling & Whisky Creation, Glenmorangie

      Aromas of intense, caramelized citrus fruits in combination with a floral scent: a mixture of honeysuckles, daffodils and jasmine.
    • Taste
      A soft, oily texture gives way to aromas of nuts and spices with notes of dates, figs and a hint of wood smoke.
    • Finish
      ... from there the sweetness of dried fruits and the dryness of the Oloroso barrels develop in the long, seductive finish.

  2. Caskmate did not rate this whisky Newbie

    Incidentally, the normal 18-year-old is in there. You can get it for less than € 80. So everything that costs more, you pay for the cardboard box with the flower motifs! And they don't even smell. And you can't smoke them either!

  3. Rosebanker66 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82
      Strange reviews with over 90

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