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Glenmorangie 18-year-old

Overall rating
85.55/100
votes
1088
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 Casks
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

€ 98.43

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1088 × member ratings

3230 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie 18-year-old

75 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.55 points

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. MLE scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  6. peej84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

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

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

  8. 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+

  9. 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.

  10. gaboruso scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

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