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

€ 89,65

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Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie 18-year-old

55 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.58 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. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • 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

  7. 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.

  8. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.

  9. craide scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    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

  10. 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;


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