Glenmorangie 18-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Extremely Rare
Stated Age
18 years old
Bourbon & Oloroso Sherry Casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
New Label
Bottle code
L7 329
Added on
27 Aug 2008 10:38 am

Average value

€ 90.97

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Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie 18-year-old

58 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.56 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.

  2. 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

  3. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 86 points Member 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.

  4. ezioaudit scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.


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