Glenmorangie Ealanta

Overall rating
88.56/100
votes
392
Whiskybase ID
WB39193
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Edition
Vintage
1993
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Missouri White Oak Casks
Number of bottles
4500
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L1229608:556ML
Barcode
5010494912784
Added on
05 jan 2013 2:00 pm
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 682.38

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Whisky reviews for Glenmorangie Ealanta

49 users have left 50 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.56 points.

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Seems Bill Lumsden can create beauties without Rachel
    Barrie (joke). He has not lost his magic touch. Just under 100 EUR.
    • Nose
      The nose is slightly prickly and fruity. Creamy, too.
      Candied and sugared orange peel leads a whole range of underlying fruits.
      Pineapple, apricots and even a hint of mango. Quite a bit of mint. Slightly
      tropical, let us say. Discrete vanilla (becoming louder all the time),
      butterscotch and bresilliene. Vanilla ice cream with pineapple sauce, that is
      it! Finally some oak in the shape of wood shavings.
    • Taste
      The attack is creamy and very spicy. The virgin oak
      offers some peppers, cinnamon and a mild touch of mint. Vanilla and pineapple
      return in full force, upholstered with honey, zesty orange peel and mandarin.
      The bresilliene becomes almonds. Very attractive indeed.
    • Finish
      The long finish lingers on vanilla, white pepper and
      rough wood.

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  3. Boletus did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Unmistakably ''Glenmorangie'' in its fruity, elegant basic orientation, but with an unprecedented maturation, this whisky is absolutely groundbreaking and breathtaking. It may not be that everyone gets along with these barrels, but I'm thrilled!
    • Nose
      An unbelievable power of vanilla combines with spiced oranges, accompanied by a perfumed sweet woody note, demerara, ripe plums, roasted coffee, spicy rolling tobacco, apricots, a floral undertone towards a bouquet with lots of roses, roasted grated coconut and a few almonds join in, a splash Lemon is also included
    • Taste
      Creamy start, intense vanilla, shortbread, candied oranges, melted Demerara, lime, then the spices hit, cloves, pepper, mint, a little aniseed, strong roasted coffee, spicy toasted oak carries the whole event
    • Finish
      Very long, mint, roasted coffee, many spices, cardamom and pepper are the main components, kumquats, coffee beans covered with chocolate, persistent vanilla appears, a hint of vineyard peach wafts through the mouth, a very pleasant aftertaste of roasted almonds and coconut remains

  4. SpeysideSteve scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Lots of sweet vanilla and oak in this for me, a light refreshing dram - excellent.

  5. JoshNRW scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I've tasted this whisky before a few years ago and I remember really liking it. Today I can finally write a note and I'm curious how I rate it now, because obviously this is a malt that polarizes a lot.

    Personally, it would not be worth 350 euros to me personally, because it is beautiful, but not an outstanding or particularly exciting whisky. You can also get such beautiful "Bourbon" aging for 150-200 euros (although the barrels made of American white oak, in which Bourbon normally ages, were filled here for the first time).
    • Nose
      90 90
      89.5
      In the Blenders, the nose is a dense wall with plump exotic fruits - beautiful. I still have a kind of sticky note or menthol note that reminds me of a high ester rum from Jamaica that I got to try at a buddy's over the weekend.
      The whisky is maybe a bit over it - with a sherry maturation I would almost speak of over finished or barrel driven. But I really like the fact that the wood gave off such intense aromas and I can smell it for a long time with my eyes closed.
      The classic bourbon notes (vanilla, toffee, honey, etc.) are very intense and if you want to complain, it's actually a bit one-dimensional in that regard.
      Nevertheless, what is offered is enough for me to enjoy it very much, because the balance between the intense notes and the slightly woody oak note is great.
    • Taste
      90 90
      89.5
      The entry in the mouth is very filling straight away and gets sweeter over time, but there is also a minimal woody spiciness just past the middle. Actually surprising that it is not even more bitter after 19 years, despite the fact that the fresh barrels are filled for the first time.
      I don't think it needs water, but I added three drops in the last sip anyway and it doesn't thin it that much - kudos!
    • Finish
      89 89
      It stays in the mouth for a long time and is not alcoholic and again not too bitter - actually just right.

  6. kanpai79 scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. herby.usa scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The 19 years are already a proud period and are noticeable.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Very fruity: orange, peach, apricot, apple, also tropical fruits such as kiwi, pineapple), also citrus scent and vanilla. Oak notes come through clearly.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Spices (cinnamon, ginger), vanilla, candied orange, sugar sweetener, marzipan, almonds.
      The white oak is easily recognizable - but pleasantly not intrusive.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium-Long, Vanilla, Oak

  8. SimonOHA scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Not very complex, but very well done and 100% fun.
    • Nose
      Nose on coconut and toasted rusk.
    • Taste
      Mouth on vanilla, orange, cinnamon and caramel.
    • Finish
      Final coconut and very light clove.

  9. Whiskywiseguy scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Spice, bourbon
    • Taste
      Cinnamon, cherry
    • Finish
      White chocolate

  10. ailean scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  11. whiskydramo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Butter, coconut, oak with some pomelo peel. Toffee, mint.
    • Taste
      Refreshing orange flesh, cinnamon and caramel. A bit of dark chocolate and roasted nuts.
    • Finish
      Pleasant honey aftertaste, together with small amount of ginger and cloves.

  12. The_Cask_Master scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    The most beautiful nose of tropical fruits apricots and peaches, followed by a sumptuous taste, so perfectly balanced with fruit, vanilla and spice, and exceptionally long and rewarding finish. One of the most delicious and satisfying whiskies I have ever had the pleasure of tasting.

  13. Rosebanker66 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89
      A real bourbon ... only better

  14. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  15. the_muskox scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    All of us at the tasting at which I tried this were really impressed with this bottling, not only to just find another non-boring Glenmorangie besides Signet. For a whisky that’s spent a full 19 years in virgin oak, it’s shockingly mellow and pleasant. It’s relatively straightforward, but just damn tasty. The wood makes itself known more in the spicy and fragrant notes, rather than just as oaky bitterness. That hint of woodsmoke at the back is subtle but really nice.

    Still a better pick than Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye.

    Nose: The virgin oak influence is obvious, but it’s not over-oaked at all. Lots of sweet cantaloupe and tangerine up front, along with honey, brown sugar, pastries, and various baking spices. Some crystallized pineapple came out after a few more minutes, as well as lemon squares.

    Palate: Medium texture. Arrives quickly with pastries, brown sugar, and peach, then vanilla and cinnamon. It develops into a good amount of oak, but not overly tannic or overbearing. Some wood sugars, grape skins, more vanilla, and some dark chocolate on the back end. A tiny hint of woodsmoke right at the back.

    Finish: Medium-length and rather light, but quite pleasant. More chocolate, tangerine, and spice, as well as fragrant wood and sweet lemon-lime.

  16. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  17. insago scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    Nose typical gel mango with a light bourbon note, aroma reminiscent of candy, orange and vanilla. The finish is extremely long and pleasant. Great whisky

  18. GJR scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  19. Docmacwhisky scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Jim Murray has awarded 97.5 points to the Ealanta. "Something approaching one of the best whiskies of my lifetime is the result...".

  20. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nose: at first, it would be almost a bourbon! First on cherries with brandy, it warms to orange. The wood arrives late but it is more and more perfumed. Palate: Superbly intense, on wood and orange! Nice dose of spices. Light enough in texture, however. Finale: long and sweet orange. Reminiscent reminiscence of spices. Magnificent.
    Enthusiasm 5/5

  21. Spits scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  22. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A wonderful Virgin Oak Whisky, the price is still very ambitious, nevertheless, Glenmo proves what they can if they want (all this now for 60-80, -, the signet please also) ...
    • Nose
      Clear Virgin Oak notes, beautiful honey, honey melon, orange peel, fine caramel and vanilla, some green apple in the background with white pepper, also recognizable light malt, mixed with the toffee
    • Taste
      Very silky and creamy, then comes directly a nice pepper note, which was heard behind the aroma, toffee everywhere, to wonderful orange peel, apple peel, from red as green, sweet, slightly bitter malt mates with delicious honey and vanilla pods, full-bodied
    • Finish
      Malt remains strong, with young oak chips as always with Virgin Oak, honey, vanilla, some pepper, medium to long

  23. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2017]  I bought this bottle for 71 Euro in January, 2013.  This is the bottling that introduced "virgin oak" maturation to scotch whisky and Jim Murray (who prefers Bourbon over Scotch anyway) hyped this release as "Whisky of the Year 2014".  It is much closer to a Bourbon than to a Glenmorangie with its excessive vanilla-driven profile and heavy wooden notes that dominate a little too much (for me). 

    Why the hell did they start such a strange experiment?  The reason is quite simple:  When the scotch whisky boom took off the US whisky industry was in deep recession (remember subprime loans and Lehman Brothers?) and had to cut back its production significantly due to shrinking customer demand (the American middle class could not afford to buy as much whisky as in the past).

    Guess what happened:  The Scots needed more used bourbon casks for their increased production but the Americans produced less and less casks per year.  So what to do as a Scotch distillery?  Two simple things:   First you cut down on maturation times to use the same cask more often (a cask can mature twice as much of a 5-years old whisky than of a 10-years old) - that is why all the NAS (no age statement) editions now flood the market.

    If this does not solve your cask shortage problem you have to use additional new, never used before casks (the same way as the bourbon distilleries do) and create a new Scotch category of "virgin oak matured whisk(e)ys".  And if even that is not enough then you simply mix this virgin matured spirit into your standard products (of course these products taste differently after that, and surely not to the better).  You do not believe me?  Simply compare recent Ardbeg or Laphroaig batches to bottlings about 10 years ago - I bet you will taste the difference...

    Of course no one will tell you all this background info, the marketing guys and girls create nice stories instead why this is all perfect to us, the customers.  But I have one question to the Scotch whisky industry:  If you offer me a Scotch that tastes like a Bourbon - why should I not switch to Bourbon at all?
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  24. Thermidor scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I can't fault this for being a trainwreck like Quinta Ruban was for me, but this isn't exactly a challenging or interesting whisky either. It feels as if the distillery played it safe - too safe in fact, since it doesn't really feel like a 19yo whisky at all. The finish is flat and the palate is quite monotone. It's well produced and without obvious flaws, hence 84 points, but were this the future of Scotch, I could be persuaded to stop drinking altogether.

  25. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  26. Snerik scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    What’s not to like? Bourbon barrels at its finest. 
    • Nose
      Coconut, honey, butter, white flowers, dried pineapple.
    • Taste
      Smooth, elegant and very balanced. That coconut/buttery feeling is overwhelmingly pleasant. And honey!
    • Finish
      Again, very balanced and elegant. Honey, flowers, dried fruit. All is sprinkled with coconut. And hazelnuts! 

  27. q-runa scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  28. wekke did not rate this whisky Expert Senior



    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt



    Nose:
    All about Orange Zest. The ethereal long necks of Glenmorangie’s stills
    are famed for producing a light, fruity and almost zesty spirit, and
    this characteristic is turned up to 11 in this release. You’d be
    forgiven for thinking that you’d just been handed an old-fashioned
    cocktail.
    Palate:
    Yet more candied orange, tropical fruit, a touch of vanilla, and an
    all-pervading sweetness that leaves you in absolutely no doubt about the
    fact that this has come from fresh oak.
    Finish:
    This is where the maturity starts to shine through. The complex
    ethereal nature of the fruit begins to fade, and gives way to a familiar
    high-note of rancio and dried figs.
    Overall:
    Yes. This is my kind of whisky. Big, brash, packed full of flavour, and
    not in any way hiding from - or apologising for - what it is.



  29. Pépé scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    It's very good, very pastry, with this note of egg cream that I like a lot. Edit: I come back a few months later, it is excessively bourbonnisant, varnish, a package of vanilla and caramelized fruit (banana, apple, ...). The mouth is ditto, well wooded, with a slightly violent attack and a softening in the middle of the mouth (sweet, vanilla, coconut, spices) Not my favorite style, but I keep 87.
    • Nose
      Blind session : Caramelized apple, lots of vanilla and a nice little caramel-chocolate that we add to an egg cream. It's very sweet here. This is the kind of whisky that wants to be a pastry chef, well done here. We feel we must be around 50%, the nose is well worn.
    • Taste
      Powerful in the mouth, there is under the pedal. A beautiful texture. Caramel, tons of vanilla, a bit of solvent, apple ... and egg cream. Everything stays in phase with the nose.
    • Finish
      Vanilla and greedy, as often I would have liked it longer.

  30. newman346 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Glenmorangie EALANTA OB Private Edition 1993/2012 19yo 70cl 46% vol. American white oak Missouri MHD It was gambling, so I did not feel like drinking only in a breakfast shop Glenmorangie EALANTA! Atmosphere that does not suit halfway gorgeous label atmosphere Color: Gamble nature of gangan full-open stomach sight from the look.Nose: slightly dark.how very rich Bitter, full of melted summer chocolate egg Attack: slutty Mongmun type intense adult taste.Sirup gangan series Pahumi seems to like a favorite person Body: a hollow feeling, a lukewarm outer shell, slightly metabolic.Taste: Juwatto Asada curd. Kyou Past: The modest striking system of the cosmetic system that failed to be gorgeous, mainly the delicacy system with sufficient gamble property Finish: The aftertaste that remains long in the mouth of the candy not wanting to eat! There is no glamorous woody. That exasa is the best! A little bit of honey lemon comes back, but the overall bubbly deep taste is not good.Well, it seems to be good for a breakfast staff or a cup. https://whisky2010.usukeba.com/u/whisky2010/1fyharsykotux3

  31. Ciro scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  32. dirkmemphis scored this whisky 88 points Photo Moderator

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

  33. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes and Comments by Glenmorangie;

    Aroma: Toffee, butterscotch, vanilla, and a curious hint of stewed fruits. Classic Glenmorangie mentholic top-note, interwoven with an unusual nuttiness, reminiscent of Brazil nuts in toffee.

    Taste: Candied orange peel, sugar coated almonds, sweet vanilla and marzipan.

    Finish: The taste goes on and on, finally giving way to some oak-derived spices - clove, ginger and a hint of aniseed.Glenmorangie Ealanta is the fourth annual release in our award winning Private Edition range. Scots Gaelic for 'skilled and ingenious', Ealanta is a 19 Years Old Glenmorangie, fully matured in virgin American white oak casks with a provenance that stretches all the way to the mountains of Missouri and the Mark Twain National Forest. The porous oak wood, air-dried for over 2 years, but in this instance never seasoned with any other whisky, allows our precious spirit to extract maximum flavours as nature intended - producing a whisky of incredible taste and smoothness, with layers of vanilla and candied orange peel, interwoven with sugar coated almonds. Non chill-filtered.

  34. Jaydee scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  35. angelus scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  36. whioli scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  37. Buckeyechemie scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Nose: Vanilla, baked pear, alcohol

    Taste: Vanilla, apricot, pear, baked apple, butter, cinnamon, pepper, oak, tobacco

    Like a buttery highland bourbon.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      88 88

  38. mrthomasd scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  39. ricallende scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very nice dram but I don't think this deserves to be the best whisky in the world.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  40. Achany scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  41. Banzai scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This is a good malt but to give it 97,5 rate like Jim Murray did is far over the top. It is clear that Glenmorangie is one of Jim's sponsors. This is definetely not the Whisky of the year 2013. I can name at least 50 better ones. Just a nice daily dram. Not more, not less.   
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  42. lauwensm scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    I love the vanila in this whisky, it is a nice product of Glenmorangie
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  43. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    If you haven´t tried this one you sure missed out on a great experience. A Whisky that has the typical Glenmorangie gentleness yet is so different from any other Glenmorangie, that in a blindtasting you wouldn´t assign it to this distillery by a dozen attempts.

    Awesome stuff!
    • Nose
      Hard to believe this is supposed to be a Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Sure smells like a Bourbon, in which I´m usually not into as I have to confess. But I kinda like the scent of the Ealanta though. Wonderfully smooth and gentle. Lots of vanilla, fresh oak and caramel. Smells adorable like creamy butterscotch candy. The alcohol is hardly perceivable. Also very subtle fresh citrus fruits.
    • Taste
      Sweet and creamy right from the beginning. Very smooth. Strong aromatic oak and again the butterscotch. Severe vanilla and nut aromas. Lots of spices (cloves, nutmeg) and some herbs. Not that fruity (as some described it to be) for me.
    • Finish
      The finish is not that long but it sure is something else. No noticeable alcohol at all, yet very warming. In the end spicy oak bitterness, but not too much.

  44. Alex did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

     

    Has been crowned World Whisky Of The Year in Jim Murray`s Whisky Bible 2014 given "a record -equaling 97.5 points"... 

  45. Ikkakumon scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    An excellent new "Private Edition"
    • Nose
      Creamy and fruity (orange, peach, apricot, apple, tropical fruit), vanilla, cinnamon, caramel, marzipan, some wood.
    • Taste
      A lot of spices (cinnamon, ginger, sweet pepper, pepper), vanilla, candied oranges, icing sugar, fresh fruit macedonia, touch of almonds.
    • Finish
      Long, vanilla, pepper, oak

  46. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N: peach, malty, meaty, custard - vanilla and pepper
    T: spices - pepper, malty and fruity
    F: vanilla, orange and grape fruits
    tasted with Aby an JJ

  47. AlecM scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    oranges, vanilla, dark chocolate, spices dominate nose and taste. Finish is clementines and cream and is long and warming. A great Morangie and what I like best about the distillery (which is one of my favourites).

  48. Sonett scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      At first it has the same appearance as a Bourbon Whisky bit without the sour mash nose. Then behind this vanilla, orange, herbs and some spices
    • Taste
      Comes in sweet, then slowly turning over to soft spices and vanilla
    • Finish
      fading spices slowly turning over to a slightly bitter taste of almonds

  49. granella2003 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      All about Orange Zest. The ethereal long necks of Glenmorangieâ€
    • Taste
      Yet more candied orange, tropical fruit, a touch of vanilla, and an all-pervading sweetness that leaves you in absolutely no doubt about the fact that this has come from fresh oak.
    • Finish
      The complex ethereal nature of the fruit begins to fade, and gives way to a familiar high-note of rancio and dried figs.

  50. granella2003 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Launched in 2013, Glenmorangie Ealanta is an

    astonishing single malt which comes from the distillery`s range of wood

    experiments. In this case, however, the whisky was fully matured in specially

    sourced, heavily toasted new white oak casks from Missouri`s Ozark mountains. It

    was named "Ealanta" for the Gaelic for "skilled" and "ingenious".

  51. Master Quill did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nose: Apart from sweet notes of vanilla there are some intriguing notes of eucalyptus, cardamom and clove. There is something oriental about it (Indian and I´m not talking Indian whisky here but Indian cuisine) and also a freshness of menthol.

    Palate: Here comes loads of sweet orange paired with marzipan and hints of liquorice. 

    Finish: Intense and lingering (my God I still have it on my tongue 30 minutes later!)
    Another wonderful addition to the range of Glenmorangies!

    Ingvar Ronde

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