Glenmorangie 18-year-old

Overall rating
85.70/100
votes
1264
Whiskybase ID
WB3229
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Extremely Rare
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Bourbon & Oloroso Sherry
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label
Bottle code
L7 329
Barcode
5010494564273
Added on
27 aug 2008 10:38 am
Colored

Average value

€ 120.51

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Whisky reviews for Glenmorangie 18-year-old

84 users have left 93 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.70 points.

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    After many disappointing Glenmorangies with fancy names, experimental cask finishes and no age statements I was happy to find this one very satisfying.
    "Extremely Rare" is an exageration, it's an easy drinking basic sherry finish with a price tag not too inflated.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Pleasant and inviting.
      Honey sweet with a subtle sherry caracter.
      Oranges, an apple, chocolate shavings.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Just about what you expect from the nose.
      Sweet honey and vanilla arrival.
      Oranges and a little spice comes along nicely.
      Quite bright fruityness, apricot, pears?
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium lenght.
      Some chocolate and nuts.

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  3. Der_Schnappulierer scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The smell is the highlight here, taste and finish fall off significantly. Too bad.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Very subtle nose, walnut, apple, lemon, orange, becoming sweeter with time. Apple cake with cinnamon and vanilla sauce. Dates, pecans, and minimally something like star fruit are slowly being added. Sometimes there is also a touch of rye bread. Very cool, changeable and a lot to discover. By the way, alcohol is not noticeable.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Sweet, with red apples and vanilla, plus expressive pepper, cherry, strawberry, orange, in the form of old lady cookies, or Mon Cheri.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Unfortunately quite thin in the finish, little body. Sweet, slight tingling of pepper, just about medium long.

  4. SEN68 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Just alcohol
    Body: Peber
    Finish: Salt
    A boring whisky for me

  5. Buldos scored this whisky 81 points Member Junior

    Very accessible whisky : good value for money and easily enjoyed by all drinkers.
    A solid present for sure.
    In my opinion, rather unexceptional whisky with classic bourbon matured tasting notes (floral, honey, vanilla...) with a slight pinch of sherry dried fruits.

  6. toshz scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

  7. Boletus did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I doubt whether "extremely rare" is really true, but it is definitely "extremely delicate". Unmistakably "Glenmorangie", it also gives a spicy and extremely lasting impression of this distillery thanks to its strong oak aromas. Very tasty and easy to drink, but in no way subtle, but really expressive. I'm excited!
    • Nose
      Juicy blood oranges start, rich variety develops, vanilla and mint, dark chocolate, deep down there is an underlying mood of toasted oak, some dried dates and figs, tangerines, almonds, perfumed sweet spiciness, orange blossom honey, cedar wood, freshness Leather and Tobacco (with vanilla flavor)
    • Taste
      Creamy and creamy, orange biscuits, vanilla cream, honey and almond biscuits, milk chocolate, cinnamon, herbal sweets, cardamom, lemon zest, mint sauce, the spicy oak blends in nicely and creates a very harmonious and powerful overall picture
    • Finish
      Really long, marzipan, malt, tingly pleasant oak, milk coffee, mint chocolate, tangerine, apricot-vanilla cream cake, brittle, jasmine blossom tea, toasted vanilla-coconut aroma stays for a long time

  8. Teomarg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. aquataste scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Delicate with notes of sherry, floral, notes of lavender, yellow mirabelle plums, some ripe fruit (mainly apples), prunes, orange peel, raisins, vanilla, honey, a pinch of spices and dried herbs, dried fruit, old dry oak in the background
    • Taste
      84 84
      Smooth and sweet after a while there are wine notes with a pinch of white pepper, creamy and buttery with lemon zest, a little floral, ripe oranges, prunes, dark chocolate, vanilla, honey, spices, dried herbs, a handful of nuts, oak bitterness
    • Finish
      80 80
      Long, oak bitterness with spices, a handful of nuts, bitter chocolate at the end

  10. bankimate scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  11. MarcinCh scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Straw color. Rare structure.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet and sour aromas. Ripe fruit. Oranges, peaches. Ripe apples. Caramel, vanilla. Cream, sweet cream.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Cream. A delicate barrel. Dark chocolate. Spices. Cinnamon. Light oily.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Dessert chocolate. Cinnamon. Cocoa. Medium-long finish.

  12. joeynoreen scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  13. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Overall quite well balance with fruity notes but quite some bitterness at the end.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweet honey, vanilla powder, good amount of orange concentrate, fruity, some fresh wood, malty
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet lemon, fruity, grapefruit (bitterness), some dusty notes, some salt
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long, with grapefruit lingers

  14. Malthead19 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    - incredible nutty whisky
    - very cute, light, just great
    - very harmonious soft Gentleman Malt
    • Nose
      sweetish malt, vanilla, typical mild Glenmorangie note
    • Taste
      mild start, sweetness, toffee, walnuts
    • Finish
      mild, medium-length finish;
      medium-long finish with lots of walnut notes and a sweetish fruity note

  15. zzqfyl scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  16. AleMuse25 scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Cool but not crazy

  17. Gous scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  18. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  19. Killswitch scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  20. MLE scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  21. peej84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  22. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  23. Emperor69 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Glenmorangie 18 YO Extremely Rare

    Category: Single Malt
    Manufacturer and bottler: Glenmorangie Distillery (LVMH)
    Region: Highlands
    Barrels: one part spirits 15 years ex-bourbon + 3 years Oloroso sherry, the rest all 18 years ex-bourbon
    Fortress: 43%
    Volume: 700 ml
    Bottling date: 02/13/2020
    Filtration: yes
    Dye: present

    The nose is reminiscent of a "pumped", brighter aromatics of the "Morange" ten, combined with a small fraction of the features of Lasanta. Bourbon aging clearly prevails over sherry, the latter here acting as a kind of cut. The nose is characteristically Glenmorangie brightly perfumed, yet delicate and elegant, standing on the bright side of the aromatic spectrum. It also does not have any weighty or woody tones, indicating a long exposure, so blindly, purely on the nose, I would hardly give it more than 15 years. So, here, vanilla and almonds, typical of the distillery profile, Seville oranges, marmalade, also a little light flower honey, shortbread with melted butter or confectionery cream, sea buckthorn, applesauce, a fraction of again light dried fruits (raisins , dried apricots, figs) and cinnamon.

    Taste. A rich sweet and sour ensemble of citrus fruits, honey, yellow apples, dried fruits, marmalade, caramel and malty baker's shades is combined with an unobtrusive but active bitterness from vanilla, cinnamon, almonds, ginger and oak. Here, the endurance is already well felt. The taste is rich and bright, juicy, but maybe not as dense and oily as we would like.

    Aftertaste. Medium duration. Oak-pepper bitterness, vanilla, custard, raisins.

    Summary. This whisky is designed to please the majority. Bright, elegant and tasty, well reflecting the producer's style. Well balanced for its stripped-down features. But, it does not have any interesting discoveries or amazing depth, which would make you buy it again without regrets at a regular price. If you catch a very good discount, then I recommend trying it, it is really very easy and pleasant to drink
    .
    Rating: 86 out of 100.

  24. Don Cassi scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    At first it is round, fruity and sweet on the nose with apple / pear, caramel and honey. The aroma is reminiscent of apple pie, and behind it the typical bourbon "glue note". With a longer time in the glass, the vanilla strengthens and displaces the apple. From time to time orange / tangerine shimmer through. Little complexity for 18 years.

    Wonderfully soft and (light) fruity in the mouth with hints of citrus and a little honey in the background, but still too simple for its age.

    The strong but too short finish makes up for this and lets not only apples but also sherry-typical aromas of raisins and apricots shine through.

    Not a monster of complexity, but at least a slight increase, but unfortunately less sherry influence than the 12-year-old Lasanta

    Grade: 2+

  25. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nice dram. Sweet, coconut, oak, vanilla on the nose. Discreetly peppery in the mouth, but the sweet oak remains present. Unfortunately, the finish is rather shorter but nice and aromatic with woody notes. The age shows, everything is nevertheless very pleasing. Good standard.

  26. gaboruso scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  27. kenisam scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    The notes are coming from the blind tasting.
    Overall it's a nice whisky, probably the best from Glenmorangie core range.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Medium-weak sherry. prunes, vanilla
    • Taste
      83 83
      A bit bitter-sweet, prunes, touch of sulfur, but in a good way
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length, dark choc, spices

  28. SimondeVette scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A nice, drinkable whisky, but with a broad palate
    • Nose
      Sherry, honey, orange, some pepper, vanilla, lemon
    • Taste
      Fresh, citrus, honey, green apples, a little bit spicy, some chocolate
    • Finish
      Medium long, fruity and a bit spicy most notably pepper

  29. Teomarg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  30. Foudos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  31. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  32. williamlau scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    • Nose
      92 92
      Really nice caramel, sherry, a little bit fresh fruitful.
      Taste
    • Taste
      90 90
      Rich body, really good balance and no alcohol punch.
      Finish
    • Finish
      89 89
      Not a short finish with caramel, honey, chocolate and sweety.

  33. kanpai79 scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  34. AgentMunky scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Bang-on sherried malt, but pricey. Do not add much water.
    • Nose
      80 80
      8 // 6

      Rich, sweet, promising, supple.
    • Taste
      75 75
      7.5 // 6

      Dark fruit, dry malt. Classic.
    • Finish
      85 85
      8.5 // 5

      Potpourri. And lingering spice for ages. // What the heck happened?

  35. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    blind
    • Nose
      Melon, grapes, apple, peach, honey, a few grasses
    • Taste
      Peach, honey, tangerine, very light lime, a little milk coffee, very light pepper

  36. neus007 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  37. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    like it a lot
    a gentle sherry malt,
    has great, is dignified
    • Nose
      gently sherry becomes more, slightly raisins, old oak, red apple turned slightly brown, gently raspberry, poppy seed cake, becomes nutty, red haribobear
      later light vanilla and dark caramel
    • Taste
      full and strong on the palate
      Sherry, spicy, oak is coming, dark caramel, berries, such a liquorice note, chocolate so 70%, becomes tart / bitter, slightly brown apple and a note that I can't name
    • Finish
      medium to long
      warm, oak, sherry, spicy, slightly tart, slightly more coffee, slightly chocolate about 65%, floury apple, slightly astringent

  38. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The 18 year old from Glenmorangie is very easy to drink and pleases as a beautiful mature malt that can be a nice companion on a summer day / evening. The sweet-fruity base with this nice cake association is appealing. He can't deny his kinship with the 10y. He doesn't have to either. You can clearly see his longer ripening time. For the current price of an average of less than € 90, you can already put a bottle on the shelf.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet vanilla aromas with ripe yellow apples are immediately present in the nose. There are also other fruits such as mango and fully ripe dark grapefruit. You can also see malt or even light dough. The whole scented pourri is compressed into a light fruit cake. The alcohol is well integrated. The 43% have little to no sharp presence.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The sweet fruit cake with vanilla sauce develops into a creamy mouthfeel. Roasted almond chips also stick to the dough. After the fruit / malt mix, it becomes slightly spicy and strong in the mouth. The aromatic oak begins to show towards the finish.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The wood on tap is clear, but not really strong. Not very bitter, rather nutty, like hazelnut or maybe even a hint of walnut. The finish is medium long. The malt moves down nicely warming. In the end, fruit aromas pop out again briefly.

  39. ezioaudit scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  40. keizerjos scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Three tastings. I write:
    1. Looking forward to it. Sweet, full, warm, dry - starts well - but with a bitter aftertaste, with bitter orange peel. Disappointing.
    2. Refined stuff, this. The fragrance is not that remarkable. The taste is nice, with orange peel, the taste of the last time I taste less dominant. I find it disappointing again. Nothing wrong with it.
    3. The smell is nothing short of good; apple, pipe tobacco, freshly cut grass, ricola candies. In the first nip there is a very nice little bitter, pepper and wood; some vanilla, away quickly. Butter soft, warm, melon, honey. Definitely better than the previous times, the eternal mystery - is it that I lie comfortably in the warm autumn sun or is the whisky just better than I reviewed last time? And that this time it is the first whisky in my glass? I love it, summery, afternoon whisky, very suitable for the circumstances. Well.

  41. Ain scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    It is revealed for a long time. It is difficult to separate one taste from another.
    • Nose
      Meringues with nuts, fresh green apple.
    • Taste
      Licorice, raw nuts, licorice, caramel apple.
    • Finish
      Mustard, tannins, bark, meringues with nuts.

  42. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very tasty, definitely not a sherry bomb, the Oloroso has problems on all levels with the ex-bourbon influence to create some space, but if he can do that, then it is a good addition. Otherwise, I really like the basic tangerine tone.
    • Nose
      Very fruity, apple, malt, strawberry, vanilla, some acid, citrus, tangerine, sweet, with spice, slightly leathery, almonds, after some time in the glass it becomes creamier and there is also some grated dark chocolate, but the ex-bourbon influence dominates in my opinion in the nose, but time brings the sherry a bit forward, now something like grape-nut-chocolate
    • Taste
      sweet, fruity, tangerine, creamy, vanilla, good start, intense, juicy, some salt, now bittersweet on the palate, with the second sip I find some oloroso, liquorice, raisins in the start, but then it gets a good deal of the tangerine again suppressed, good mouthfeel, even if it does not appear quite as viscous
    • Finish
      almost as if you had drunk the mandarin juice out of the can, sweet, slightly tart, fruit bowl, very slightly hinted at some oak on the tongue

  43. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    The bottle that really got me into whisky. Lots of orange and zesty flavours on the nose. Burnt apples and apple crumble with hints of oaky spice on the palate. Finish is short and easy going.

  44. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Orange, peach, floral. A very light scent ..
    • Taste
      89 89
      Soft, sweet, layered and balanced. Especially tangerine, but also peach and apricot. Floral (lavender?) And wood.
    • Finish
      88 88

  45. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Certainly not too complicated. Going rather in the fruity-fresh direction, but not too young acting. For such a standard I think that's fine. I could even imagine buying a bottle.

  46. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    So this is either a case of batch variation or of some serious oxidization. I've had this one before and remember it as much "darker" and more Oloroso-influenced. The sample I'm working with here is considerably brighter, fruitier, and lighter.
    Still very solid, though, and the only core-range Glenmo I'd consider buying again.
    UPDATE: Having recently opened a bottle of my own, my suspicion is confirmed: the sample I had was a bit weak (perhaps from the last third of an open bottle, something like that). This is much better - darker, stronger, more to the point - and I'm raising my overall score from 84 to 86.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Grassy, floral, fruity. Pineapple, peaches and hay. Marzipan, white chocolate, vanilla. Seems younger than 18 initially. But wait: after some time, the wood begins to make its presence felt on the nose as well. Really hits its stride once it has wet the gullet. After the first sips, a herbal / spicy component kicks in that is highly reminiscent of some good-quality European-oak ex-sherry casks.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Ah, here's where the age comes through. Immediate oak presence with creamy tannins and a good body for the strength. Plenty of Oloroso / umami flavors. Sweet, spicy and luscious, with enough substance to serve as an after-dinner dram. The Glenmo fruits are present, but they're counterbalanced by a nicely measured tannic bitterness. There may be some (small measure of) European oak in here after all.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length, with a nice, slow fade, mainly on fruit and pepper. Seems more like 46 than 43 percent, which doesn't happen to often. A bit fizzy, with acidity and bitterness playing off each other. The sweetness recedes quite a bit at this point. Nothing crazy special, but also nothing unpleasant.

  47. craide scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A wonderfully fresh light whisky. Not too complex and the sherry ripening brings the fruity dark component.
    He is worth his money.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sweet pleasantly soft nose, light peach and citrus notes, lemon balm,
      Transition into a freshly smelling summer meadow, hints of marzipan
    • Taste
      87 87
      Fruity sweet, apple, cherries,
      Followed by floral notes, slightly spicy at the back with slight bitter notes, almonds,
      Well balanced, alcohol almost too little.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long, first fruit, apples becomes less subtle sherry sweetness penetrates, drier towards the end, oak with some vanilla

  48. schengel10 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    My dearest Glenmorangie - a mature, noble and very good Highland Malt, high-quality bottle, nice packaging and a very acceptable price!
    • Nose
      subtle, sweet, flowery, malt, caramel, some oak;
    • Taste
      sweet, harmonious onset, spice (oak), spices, walnuts, dried fruit, sherry, caramel, ripe, balanced, complex;
    • Finish
      long, warm finish; in the end clearly walnuts;

  49. Kaleva scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great whisky, very smooth and with excellent balance. Not very complex but highly enjoyable even without that. The cost of 70-80 euros makes it one of the best purchases in this price category.
    • Nose
      Mild, floral, a bit perfumery, honey, red apples, pear, nougat, vanilla, light sherry notes, yellow plums, sweet oranges
    • Taste
      Spicy (peppers and cinnamon), dried fruits, walnuts, butter, oranges and grapefruit (bitter notes), canned pineapple, figs, slightly drying oak at the end
    • Finish
      Medium-long, nutty, floral notes, dried pears, hint of white pepper

  50. LeChiffre scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Dangerously tasty and well-balanced single malt with a great nose. The nutty-spicy notes in combination with the honey sweetness in the taste are very pleasing and interesting. Overall, a beautiful malt, which may still be minimal less dry / dry finish. Recommended.
    • Nose
      87 87
      balanced; fresh-fruity intense sweetness (bright fruits with a tropical touch - including orange, citrus, peach); nutty (towards walnut); Honey; floral aromas; light oak in the background
    • Taste
      86 86
      mouth-filling and oily; fruity sweetness; Honey sweetness; slightly malty; floral; in addition beautiful Nussigkeit (direction walnut); pleasant tingling spiciness; in the background oak; getting bitter
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium; slightly dry; further nutty note (walnut); with fruity sweetness; Oak (pleasant light bitterness) increasingly comes to the nuttiness clearly in the foreground

  51. Moses scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Here's another controversial bottle. From the point of view of PLV a clear buy recommendation from me. Why? He is certainly not in the front but for this money you get relatively easy a rich and very mild mouthfeel. Also a really great finish. House whisky.
    • Nose
      86 86
      He needs time in the glass. Then it goes with pleasure through the sweet nutty drying meadow. Behind it are small vanilla sticks in lemon water. Nose is a little too sharp. Peppery oak? Another peppermint? Nose ok. but hopefully the main part will be better.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Oily and smooth with appropriate spice freight you go. Light vanilla with fresh mowed flower meadow. Now it gets a bit woodier in the direction of peat and pepper. A still mild and also full mouthfeel. Balanced as it should be. Good choice of barrel.
    • Finish
      89 89
      He sounds long and very friendly. ! The best part.! Drying oak, nutty to malty with floral notes.
      Glorious. Now getting drier but wonderfully rounded. He goes and goes and goes. Wow. Refill is announced. class

  52. Jasper1987 scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

    so.. it's nice. Nothing wrong with it. But it doesn't make me dance on the table either.
    It's sweet, icing sugar with some soft exotic (dried) fruits. Bit of orange, peach. Soft butterscotch. Soft spices, cinnamon/nutmag, soft oak. A hint of mint, ginger, floral. I do like the (soft) nuttiness it has. Inviting, polite but a bit boring.

  53. Dottore scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    After the Glenmorangie 18 with me now for a long time, yes I admit it, a little disdained and dusty standing around in the corner, but now has settled in the leftovers something like old botttle flavor. The nose is now clearer, nuttier and more complex compared to previous years. The cereal notes are dominant, but are accompanied by quite pleasant dried fruits and floral scent. In the mouth, however, quickly dominates the boring oak dryness, which is why I'm not warm with this whisky and unfortunately will not. Here I lack fruit, spice and complexity. The finish is short and dry. Ordinary standard paint.

  54. Mr. D. scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  55. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Dried fruits, spices, oak cask, floral, fresh grass, apples, vanilla, toffee, cream and honey notes on nose.

    Caramel, fruits, apples, oak, cream, toffee and honey notes on taste.

    Long finish with spices, vanilla, oak, a little bit ginger notes.

    Sweet and easy to drink whisky.

  56. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Reminiscent reminiscent of Old Pulteney, but missing here as I said the fruit. A pity ..
    • Nose
      Sweet vanilla cream, creme brulee and pickled orange fillets, as well as mango from the tin. These are joined by mild nuts, such as almonds and hazelnuts, possibly greasy macadamia. Flowery-fresh tea with tender hay.
    • Taste
      comparatively dry, much drier at least than the 10-year-old and the three wine finishes. Less fruit, more nuts, more spice. Cinnamon and pepper, but also lemony-spicy ginger and chilli powder (which does not quite suit my picture of Glenmorangie).
    • Finish
      Dry, warm wood, tart sencha tea and spicy-dark caramel.

  57. pianoman scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Vanilla sugar, lemons, yellow plums, hay. Fresh sawdust, apples, olive oil.
    • Taste
      Malty with bright fruits. Pleasant bitterness of oak and chocolate. Vanilla, nuts.

  58. Luigisim scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nose: strong smell of orange, red orange not fully matured

    Mouth: pulp of passion fruit, very sweet and nice balanced

    Finish: medium and not intense 
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  59. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  60. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Delicious fruity whisky, surprisingly full taste for 'only' 43% Abv.
    • Nose
      Fruity! Tropical fruits, pineapple, banana. Citrus too. And now also clear vanilla sweetness. And floral. A lot of smell. Now also what Dreft. And mango, orange juice
    • Taste
      Fruity, slightly tingling / peppery, citrus, orange (zest). Sweet, honey, peach, tropical fruits again.
    • Finish
      Also some clear bitterness now, grapefruit. Also sweet, peach and honey. Pretty long finish. Light pepper still.

  61. Markie81 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

  62. cruelmonth scored this whisky 84 points Newbie

    Soft honey vanilla little sherry ... very soft in the mouth ... thick ..
    Was a bit of a cold

  63. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Good, somewhat restrained, but very rich in shades and semitones of silence, is no longer young, calm, finding depth, perfectly balanced, saturated.
    • Nose
      Warm, dry, flowery-honey, mineral notes, lemon, dried fruits in the background, the main constituents are few, but the fragrance is rich in halftones and shades, it sparkles, pours.
    • Taste
        Sweet-oily, confectionery tones - shortbread, cake with jam, sugar icing; raisins, dried apricots.
    • Finish
      Spicy, ginger-orange, creamy notes, apple jam, herbs, rhubarb, weak astringent oak tones, creamy cream.

  64. Noface83 scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Nose: great aroma with many fruits, lemon and juice orange are prominent, some mango and other exotic are also present, brown sugar and a pinch of vanilla, light and flowery with a breath of old wood. Very round and pleasing, which in this case is nothing bad.
    Taste: softer onset but always "sparkling" is. Lots of citrus, orange peel and honey sweetness, dried apricots and a hint of ecotic fruit and spices, the finish shows next to some Nimm2 fruitiness and sweetness especially the oak. Since the 18 years Fassreifung are properly present. Great taste and nice wood on the finish, but seems a bit too styled.
    I'm surprised - I think it's really alright even if it was obviously created as a pleasing malt for the masses.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  65. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  66. spigray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    goes into the signet direction but cannot really compare with it. but it is good whisky for sure.very quaffable stuff.
    • Nose
      very typical glenmo-nose, light, fruity, slightly floral and very harmonious, perhaps even a tad too round.

      but of course good quality stuff.oranges, and apricots, hazelnuts and milk chocolate, very light caramel. light honey. everything is well matured. good so far!
    • Taste
      starts typically glenmorangish with these fruity, floral components but after two seconds there´s a wave of mandarines which I didn´t get anymore after the second sip.other than that it´s quite the nose, perhaps add a bit more honey and traces of vanilla
    • Finish
      medium to long, spicy

  67. fileosoph scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  68. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very pleasing, round and noble standard
    • Nose
      Sweet aromatic, sherry and brown sugar, walnut, light oak and flowers, orange / date
    • Taste
      Sherry with citrus, floral, malt, spice of cinnamon / nutmeg, in the back dates, figs, some oak but everything very round and drinkable, typical Glenmorangie
    • Finish
      Mitellang, nut, citrus, dry

  69. KOQ24 scored this whisky 64 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    Vanilla,Honey,Spices,Oranges,red Apple,slight Sherry,Pears,Pineapple,Ginger

    Taste:
    bitter Arrival,Chocolate,Honey,Vanilla,Caramel,Pineapple,Menthol,spicy

    Finish:
    dry with a medium to strong Alcohol note

    O:
    A really good, but very thin Malt.
    It also doesn't take Oxygen well and falls of a cliff fairly quick upon opening.
    I recommend finishing the Bottle within 3-4 months.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      60 60

  70. baldandbeardy scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  71. GutsPuck scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      84 84

  72. Goethe scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Quite straightforward in its character. Quite easy to enjoy. In the long term not very convincing for 18 years in the cask, to spicy.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
    • Nose
      Honey, floral, some sherry, vanilla, ripe apples, oranges, faints of tropical fruits.
    • Taste
      Honey, vanilla, nuts, a bit dry, some spices.
    • Finish
      Short to medium. Oak and spices.

  73. Pollenflug scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    More on: https://tomtrinkt.blog/
    • Nose
      Very vanilla, forest honey, slightly flowery, red apples, oranges and dark fruits thanks to the partial sherry cask maturation. Then a bit nuttier and spicier with fine oak notes. An alcoholic note is imperceptible.
    • Taste
      Very oily / creamy, honey sweet, crème brûlée, fine sherry notes, dates, raisins and oranges. The nuttiness and spice increase noticeably and form a nice contrast to the initial sweetness, without becoming too dominant. The whisky has an absolutely harmonious, complex and well-balanced overall picture. Almost dangerously tasty with 43% by volume!
    • Finish
      Medium to long, some honey, still pleasantly nutty, spicy and slightly drier. The fine sherry aromas are gradually leaving. Some bittersweet chocolate.

  74. JimmyLeg did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Ralfy's review:

    http://whiskyreviews.blogspot.ca/2016/11/whisky-review-609-glenmorangie-18yo.html

  75. Arno Pelgrim scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  76. Andytka3 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Nose:- Perfumed olorosso sherry and pickled young mango, boiled mixed spices and peppery pungent, nose heating and bold. Palate:- Creamy pear and peach syrup, mature sherry flavours whirl
    around ripe plum, vanilla and clove. Elegant and full of authority.
    Double cask at its best.

    Finish:- Long and chewy. Sweet dates and intense. Warming. Clear cut and forward character, easy to understand.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  77. robain scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  78. robain scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    • Nose
      Villa, sweet, honey, 
    • Taste
      sweet fruits, honey, its really sweet and pleasant, 
    • Finish
      not much going on im afraid, although some spices and honey is still there.

  79. Achany scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    incredible sweet and fruity, honey, vanilla and some spices too. what a wonderful dram. just nice to get an older glenmorangie without fancy cask finishes - allthough I do love them as well.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  80. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N: That ‘light’ presentation is the distillery profile as far as I’m concerned, almost fluffy (a la Balvenie double wood) especially in the 12yo, but with more elegance that comes with maturity at 18 years. Malty cereals, oranges and lemons (dry enough), a malty sour note. Really has all the major corners covered.
    T: Continues along similar lines. Reminiscent almost of those 1950's oily out-turns, but mainly suggestive. Really malty, quite sweet with a touch of sour and a little salty .
    F: ,… then a little pepper, really just a sprinkle with many vanilla waves and dry [vanillin] oak. Tasty casks.
    C: Yeah, good stuff, Glenmorangie really have consistency down. The strength is a real factor though, but golly this is good. Then again I've had cask strength versions of low powered core-range-malts that loose more than they gain from that extra abv boost. I see this is the third time I’ve scored the 18yo the same mark - there’s me showing some consistency too, who’d have thought?

    Scores a B

  81. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peach, ripe banana, strawberry, yellow raisin, honey, caramel and vanilla. Eventually a little nutmeg.
    • Taste
      Apricot, banana, caramel, vanilla, honey and nuts.
    • Finish
      Caramel, banana, plum, vanilla, apple and peanut.

  82. granella2003 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    15 years maturation in ex-bourbon casks of American amusing box and use quality ingredients. After this period of maturation gives the whisky a Oloroso finish in sherry casks for 3 years

  83. granella2003 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

     
    • Nose
      Sweet aromas of sherry, creamy vanilla, juicy oranges and walnuts with hints of mint, jasmine and oak
    • Taste
      Full and rich flavors of sherry, honey, grapefruit, figs, nuts and caramel
    • Finish
      Long and seductive finish with subtle sweetness of gedroofd fruit and nutty sherry

  84. granella2003 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  85. drkrylov scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A wonderfully creamy and thick 18 year old dram, matured for 15 years in ex bourbon casks before being finished in Oloroso sherry casks.

  86. drkrylov scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A rich, mouth-filling dram that offers surprising length and depth to the finish.
    • Nose
      Some oak. More vanilla. Lots of walnuts. Touch of peppermint.
    • Taste
      Fleshier. Good wood-extract and esters. Some peatiness emerging. The whole potpourri of spiciness.
    • Finish
      Firm, dry, rounded. Nutty. Hint of peat.

  87. drkrylov scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  88. D3US scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This is a very well balanced, smooth whisky. But I feel that it has more to offer than what it does. The aftertaste is lovely, the best part of it for me. Really nice, but I feel it could be better. 
    • Nose
      Quite a sharp nose, oaky and spicy. Vanilla and citrus fruit after that, adding some sweetness. Quite nutty too, drying and malty. Floral now as well, pastries and sweet goods. Really have to give this a while to breathe. 
    • Taste
      Smooth and slightly oily with a gentle sweet, vanilla and spiced taste. Some fruits as well, maybe cinnamon apples or light citrus fruits. Floral as well. Very mild, much more than I would have thought. Also, a very drying effect, like with heavy sherry whiskies. 
    • Finish
      Long and smooth. Vanilla, spices and sweet fruits together with drying oak, malt, nuttiness and floral notes. Very enjoyable indeed.

  89. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Fruity and smooth. Responds very well to a couple of drops of water and being left in the glass for a short while before sampling.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  90. The Macallan scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    It's quite allright this morangie and the longer you leave it in the glass, the more it devellops to a gentle, spiced dram.
    • Nose
      Gentle vanilla notes, grassy (like the meadows on the scottish hills), some cereal notes - weetabix, fruity and perfuming (reduced: more floral notes, light citrus with some flowery notes).
    • Taste
      Slightly sweet, spicy, pungy/stimulating and liquorice wood (reduced: slightly floral with mediterinian spices).
    • Finish
      Dry, warm with some herbal tea.

  91. mmaclean scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    "Producer`s Tasting Notes

    Aroma: The cornucopia

    of an autumn harvest festival table describes the overflowing abundance

    of arresting aromas that tantalise at the first nose of Glenmorangie 18

    Years Old. The rich, resinous quality of nuts cascades into a crisp

    toffee sweetness of crème brulée, merging with caressingly smooth,

    creamy vanilla. Hints of vibrant oranges & lemons are found. Crunchy

    textured walnuts follow, oozing into golden honeycomb that trickles

    over sun-ripened sticky dates. Then sparkling floral tones emerge,

    taking the edge off any cloying sweetness, with the green, almost herbal

    bouquet of geranium, tempered with musky jasmine and the bright, sharp

    clarity of narcissus.
    With water, 18 Years Old reveals a rich oaken, balsamic character

    that yields to soft vanilla. At this moment, the signature Glenmorangie

    fruity complex reveals itself in golden apricots and dates mingled with

    hazelnuts.
    Taste: Glenmorangie 18 Years Old slips like silk over the tongue with

    a full, rounded flavour, starting with grapefruit & orange. The

    palate is then entranced with an accord of melting honey, creamy malt

    and aromatic florals that segue into the warm, syrupy nuttiness of

    hazelnuts and walnuts from the Oloroso sherry casks in which the whisky

    is matured. Savour the rich, sticky date and fig flavours as they are

    heightened by the unexpected caress of woodsmoke.

    Finish: Lingering and enticing with the subtle sweetness of dried fruit and the nutty dryness of sherry."
    TWE

  92. christophe_carles scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  93. mmaclean scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I love th display and cant wait to open and drink some. It is on sale at BevMo Here in the States for 99.99$ and they also have a 5% coupon online for signing up. You have to love this deal!

  94. CrilleVBG scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Fruity and smooth whisky, can convert any whisky-hater.. Very Good.
    • Nose
      Sweet. Warm nose feeling. Exotic fruits and lots of vanilla.
    • Taste
      Smooth... So many sweet fruits, especially apples.
    • Finish
      Medium long finish, so smooth and so good.

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