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

€ 88.55

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Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie 18-year-old

52 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.60 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. mosesumike scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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. 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.

  4. 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.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Grassy, floral, fruity. Pineapple, peaches and hay. Marzipan, white chocolate, vanilla. Seems younger than 18 initially. But wait: after the first sip(s), the wood begins to make its presence felt on the nose as well. Really hits its stride once it has wet the gullet. Now there's a herbal / spicy component that reminds me of 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. Sweet 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 oak bitterness. There may be some (small measure of) European oak in here after all.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length, with a nice, slow fade. 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.

  5. craide scored this whisky 87 points Member 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

  6. 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;

  7. 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

  8. LeChiffre scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.


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