Glenmorangie Signet

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
White Oak / Oloroso Sherry Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
Added on
14 Oct 2008 10:32 pm

Average value

€ 165.48

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Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie Signet

151 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.79 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      The first impression is characterized by chocolate-spicy and sweet-fruity notes. A wave of chocolate, fresh peaches, apricots, oranges, hints of grapefruit, vanilla pods, red grapes, pleasant sherry aromas (dark fruits), toasty aromas, abundant spices (cinnamon & ginger) and oak wood stands out powerfully from my glass. The alcohol (46%) is very well integrated. A little patience pays off when nosing: The multi-faceted and harmonious nose reveals many more nuances even after 20 to 30 minutes. The elegant complexity is just fun.
    • Taste
      The texture of the Glenmorangie Signet is wonderfully velvety soft and creamy. At the first sip, a slight tingle (ginger) on the tip of the tongue is noticeable. The start is very full-bodied and sweet and spicy. Plenty of oranges, grapefruit, vanilla pods, hints of tropical fruits and sherry notes (wild berries, raisins) dominate with intense spices (cinnamon and ginger) and toasty aromas (coffee / espresso). Milk chocolate, hints of leather, a touch of malt, dark forest honey and mature oak notes complete the aromatic variety. The well-selected alcohol content blends seamlessly into the harmonious overall picture.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, sweet and spicy and chocolaty. Dark forest honey, vanilla, oranges, grapefruits and light sherry notes flash again. Plenty of chocolate with a touch of mint (reminds me a little of After Eight), ginger, roasted aromas, nuts and oak make the Glenmorangie slowly fade away. On the palate remains a subtle bitterness.

  2. Moses scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    What a wonderful whisky. With lots of coffee and chocolate notes, it will seduce you into a silky-smooth taste sensation in a class of its own. I had been looking forward to it for a long time and finally André tested it for me as a video on YouTube. Conclusion: He was absolutely thrilled. Thanks again for the effort.
    • Nose
      All the notes of coffee, caramel, honey and spices dance on the nose. A kind of chocolate mint comes through and tempts you to take a quick first sip. A sherry cherry dessert on a leather plate. Very cool. Forest honey flavored with grated orange peel. Christmas is today! Great nose. Respect.
    • Taste
      When you arrive in the mouth, you are overwhelmed at first. Everything at once but very subtly interwoven. It takes more than 100ml to take it apart properly. Wow. I save the nouns for sherry notes on the chocolate coffee page. But I have to address this texture. Firm in the leather saddle with enough wood flavor on the whole palate and a rich, warm, silky-soft mouthfeel with aha effect. Very special. Respect to the master. Upper class whisky craft. Now I've forgiven the PLV too. The marginal price is forgotten. A great malt. Direct hit !!
    • Finish
      It stays medium to long on the palate with wonderfully spicy and typical nouns that appear on the whisky-chocolate side. This malt is a special experience and it made it onto our shelf straight away. House whisky. A big thank you goes to André for the big sample.

  3. MrDvorak scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 90pts – |90 – 92 (A-) → Excellent| — Here the golden pantheon of whiskies begins.
    • Nose
      92 92
      The nose offers a harmonious and spicy aroma of peppery chocolate, grapefruit, ginger cookies and caramel.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The sweet and creamy taste hits the top of the mouth with a notes of dark fruits, chocolate cookies, leather and honey.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish is medium, slightly sweet and spicy that delivers milk chocolate, assorted nuts and ginger.

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    I didn't think that I would find too much wood, but in today's form, that's just too much wood and too little whisky for me.
    • Nose
      spicy, sweet, fruity, light and ripe, plus a nice note of wood, spices, a bit sour, nutty, quite dry sherry, plus something like olives. Actually cute, but headstrong. Not wrong.
    • Taste
      the mouth screams oak, almost too much, you have really burned logs in your mouth, at least that's how I imagine it. The sherry is dry and in the background, the bitter, spicy oak notes are in charge and almost too much.
    • Finish
      dry, only subtle fruit, a lot of wood, a lot of wood. Oak above everything. Spices and oak dominate the dry, tart finish.

  5. Nordberg scored this whisky 97 points Member Senior

    A very rich and syrupy desert dram. Full of coffee, chocolate fruit and cookies. The flavors are complex enough but still very approachable. The big winner her for me is the flavor as this is one of the best tasting scotches that I have ever had.

  6. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is most definitely one of the better Glenmorangies I've tasted.
    • Nose
      Full flavored and, in Glenmorangie terms of speaking, an intense nose. Peaches immediately. Also chocolate and a sweet corn-like flavor. Virgin oak and sherry oak both to be detected. Good balance. Not sensational though.
    • Taste
      Creamy milk chocolate like in those candy bars from ‘Kinder’. Red fruits, old furniture, and white pepper. Decent body. Gentle and balanced.
    • Finish
      Long. Sweet& sour finish. Polished oak, red fruits, sweet corn and vanilla. there is really a good balance between the different types of casks. Both did their part, both have their part.

  7. mikekallmeier scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    This whisky can best be described as sweet, very sweet coffee, without milk, with mixed cocoa powder (without bitterness) and orange liqueur. Great, just great! If you only put a drop of the malt on your tongue, it is like having liquid, sweet, dark chocolate in your mouth.

    In the tasting again sweet coffee, ginger sticks coated with sweet chocolate (without ginger spiciness), sweet orange liqueur and many, many spices up to the cinnamon.

    This malt is a masterpiece that the others in the distillery can't hold a candle to, and they probably shouldn't either, the composition is too unusual and independent for that!

  8. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Rich peppery dark chocolate with zest, espresso, spicy wood and lots of dried fruits.

    RATING: 90pts - [n23,t22,f22,b23] → |90-92: Excellent|

  9. karloff scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Jens2020 scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    you clearly taste the chocolate note. i hope we see that more often in the future. i like it very much.
    enough depth. ABV is at good level. great bottle.

    only the price for a NAS is a bit high unfortunatly... and getting higher and higher


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