Glenmorangie Tùsail

Overall rating
84.45/100
votes
327
Whiskybase ID
WB58144
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Edition
Bottled
2014
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Label
Maris Otter Barley / Floor-Malted by Hand
Bottle code
L60916 14012645
Barcode
5010494924077
Added on
16 sep 2014 1:35 pm by whisk-O-thek
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 130.56

45 × in wishlist

327 × member ratings

1695 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenmorangie Tùsail

50 users have left 53 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.45 points.

  1. The_Independent scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  2. Malthead19 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    - a nice solid gentleman malt with a special
    spicy side
    - yes, it has its own character and is also quite so
    different from other Private Editions
    or also to the standard 10 J.
    - has a special mint aroma in character
    - but for the price he doesn't convince me completely
    - for the "special" or "extraordinary".
    100 - 120€ is very high
    • Nose
      green apples, pear, cereals
    • Taste
      Mild attack, very soft and round, develops some spiciness in the aftertaste, subtle sweetness, honey, a fresh mint aroma combined with an earthy aroma is very distinctive
    • Finish
      medium length spicy finish ;
      medium-long somewhat dry aftertaste

  3. schengel10 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    ...I don't want to comment on any collector's series or on pricing, but only on the malt!
    ...and this is a good malt - if you like cinnamon and vanilla, you will love it...
    • Nose
      83 83
      fruity (pears, peaches), malty, clearly vanilla;
    • Taste
      83 83
      soft aromatic and yet voluminous start, liquid honey, tingling spice spreads, spices (vanilla, cinnamon (-stars))
    • Finish
      82 82
      medium length, sweet, cinnamon and vanilla, spicy aftertaste;

  4. herby.usa scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet, vanilla, citrus flavors (orange, lime) - juicy sweet peach marinated in honey.
      With time also some cinnamon, cloves.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Becomes creamy/oily in the mouth, very soft mouthfeel.
      Sweetness spreads, vanilla, bitter.
      Spices but not hot.
    • Finish
      84 84
      medium length
      spices reverberate.

  5. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Hay, vanilla, and an appreciable salt-iodine side. Malted cereals, dry earth and crunchy corn. Some floral reflections, on violet. Salted butter caramel. Fairly clean stable, with the smell of wood walking around. A hint of smoke. Turkish delight with rose, with icing sugar. Limestone. On the palate, it is immediately spicy, full of character, on pepper, with some white fruits and bananas. Behind, a touch of salt. Prickly pear. It's delicious on the finish, on candy sugar, quite long, cereal, but a little dry at the end. Slight bitterness.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2021/11/glenmorangie-tusail.html
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Funtik scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

  8. Funtik scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

  9. DHaeselaer did not rate this whisky Newbie

  10. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Slightly musty, lemon, grasses, grain, hay, honey, floury apple, old wood, with a little time comes nice peach,
    • Taste
      very briefly something slightly sweet, lemon, grapefruit, wood, earth, pepper

  11. L_Gillian scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Sweet malt and fruity notes make a very traditional and very quaffable smooth dram of a high standard. If this was still available for 70-ish euros this would be on the top shelf without a doubt! Straightforward and very enjoyable.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Rich and round, full of fruits. Fresh apricot, moist vanilla cake, malted milk biscuits and coconut flakes.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Oranges at first. Creamy mouth feel, vanilla sugar topping, sweet soft fruits and some oak spices. Overall quite malty and very sweet.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length. Soft oak spice burst, just the spice, not bittering. Milky chocolate aftertaste.

  12. Peter Slijkhuis scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Tasted and assessed in a blind tasting - Pilot Olympics # CL2 - April 2020

  13. keizerjos scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    1. Beautiful complex nose with tropical fruits, vanilla and citrus. Taste wide palette of fruit, orange, ending with almost brown banana and coconut. You almost want to wring out your glass. I don't believe anything of that better barley story.
    2. Man, what a smell. What an elegant, light-hearted and fruity summer whisky. The long aftertaste contains sweet tobacco.
    3. Floral, elegant fragrance with soft meadow herbs blah blah but true. Summers, hops, like a very beautiful woman who doesn't need make-up and can do more than just fine.

  14. jkswift scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  15. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Aroma:
    Aromatic and exotic, fruity iniquity, vanilla, peach, pear. Very pleasant.

    Taste:
    easy start, pleasantly spicy, sweetish, here again an exotic impression, spices, fruity components interwoven with a hint of oak.

    When sipping, it is sweet and tart with spices and oak notes.

    Departure:
    Sweetish-tart with oak spice, pleasantly soft with a slight fruitiness and a hint of oak fading ...
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  16. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Round malt whisky, a bit too smooth.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  17. Kaleva scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very interesting whisky, shows the best side of its maltiness. Not very smooth but with a good overall balance. Not widely available anymore but still can be found at a reasonable price unlike earlier Private Edition releases.
    • Nose
      Floral and somewhat herbal, overripe apples, green pears, apricots notes, butter, walnuts, vanilla, malt, orange zest
    • Taste
      Sweet, malty, butterscotch, pears, walnuts, a hint of melon
    • Finish
      Medium-long, warm, dry, zesty, hint of hazelnuts and soft-oak ending

  18. Docmacwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Jim Murray has awarded 92 points to the Tùsail.

  19. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very soft and delicate nose on vanilla and caramel. Well sweet already. Rich and creamy on the palate, touch velvety and elegant as Glenmorangie knows how to do it. Final a bit short. Little development and complexity. Certainly one of the least interesting Glenmorangie that I was given to taste. Enthusiasm 3/5

  20. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  21. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Flowers, vanilla, citrus fruit and honey
    • Taste
      Some faint, sweet, vanilla.
    • Finish
      Medium, sweet with a little pepper

  22. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  23. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Solid whisky, nicely balanced, not very striking but certainly pleasant.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  24. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet, vanilla, some orange and peach. Sweet as honey, also a hint of coconut now. In the background now also a spicy touch, what cinnamon comes through.
    • Taste
      Creamy, soft. Sweet too, vanilla. Only later is it more stimulating. Cinnamon again.
    • Finish
      Light peppers now, again sweet, vanilla. Medium aftertaste. Again the spicy (cinnamon), but now also some floral / grassy.

  25. hans1971 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  26. Rowald Sweet Empire scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Young. Sweet. Vanilla. The whole thing seems fabricated to me. Why people pay more than 40€ for this bottle is beyond me.

  27. thijs100 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    It tastes quite oak forward, so to speak, which is a shame.
    • Nose
      Opens up on lots of vanilla and sweetness (toffee, cotton candy), with accompanying aromas of red apple peel, mild oak, and coconut. There are a few light spices, like cinnamon for instance, but also a whisper of nutmeg.
    • Taste
      Similar modus operandi as the nose, as this has a sweet arrival (apricot jam), before continuing down a more spicy path. Ginger, cloves and cinnamon pop up. There's even a mild grassiness.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices, before settling into flavours of subtle yellow fruit.

  28. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  29. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  30. mr.p9 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  31. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Tùsail is Gaelic for ‘original’ or ‘initial’, which refers to the two-row barley Maris Otter which used to be much more common for whisky production, but was abandoned in favor of barley with higher yields. This bottle can still be found for 125 to 150 EUR.
    • Nose
      The nose is quite interesting, actually. I get the typical sweet notes of Glenmorangie, but this one also shows some sweet malt, vanilla cookies, and handful of nuts (hazelnuts in the lead) and toffee. Reminds me somewhat of Werther’s Originals. Some fresh and very juicy mandarin in the background. 
    • Taste
      It is very creamy with loads of nuts and sweet malt – in that sense a nice continuation of the nose – but also quite spicy in the guise of ginger and cinnamon, a single clove and some chili pepper. Yes, this is quite nice. It even has a dark side as if from stewed apricot and candied orange peel. I quite like this. And I applaud this is bottled at 46%.
    • Finish
      The finish is fairly long, sweet and spicy. I get a surge of dades at the death.

  32. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Joa, the oak and cereals were then too strong for me, a nice Bourboncaskmalt, but there is better.
    • Nose
      Leibniz shortbread, some coconut flakes, dried apricot, vanilla powder, hint of jelly bananas, white chocolate, some melon and behind it a bit dusty, but young oak
    • Taste
      Sweet bomb, cotton candy, young honey, grated coconut, shortbread, apricot in caramel, but then spicy white oak, melon, vanilla, sweet malt, but the spicy oak remains permanently in the background then
    • Finish
      Spicy-sweet, clear oak, now with malt, vanilla, cereals, medium-long

  33. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/glenmorangie-tusail-ob-ca-2015/

  34. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2016]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 85,50 Euro in March, 2015.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 85.  My notes state "it is a nice malt, nothing else..."

  35. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Especially in direct comparison with the 10 and the difference by the other barley is noticeable.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, butter biscuit, lemon zest, creamy, peach jogurt, beeswax
    • Taste
      Creamy feeling, sweet, light roasted aromas, nutty, vanilla, pleasant drinking strength
    • Finish
      Apple peel, nut cream, the roasted aromas, medium length

  36. whisky-malt did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  37. Ralf2302 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  38. kot1803 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  39. domani scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Reminiscent of the 10-year-old original. Overall, however, very youthful and immature. 6. Member of the Private Edition - 06.03.2015
    • Nose
      Vanilla, martini, syrup, raisins, citrus fruits
    • Taste
      Alcohol, malt, citrus, creamy
    • Finish
      medium

  40. jasoncaly scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  41. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Very sweet with strawberry, banana, peach, caramel, vanilla and exotic fruit chewing gum.
    • Taste
      More malty. Caramel, peanut cookie and banana.
    • Finish
      Malt, toffee, pecan, green banana and vanilla.

  42. Achany scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  43. Ikkakumon scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nice nose, nice mouth, but final much too bitter, too bad.

  44. angelus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      89 89

  45. Gronqvist scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasted in March 2015 at a private "party".
    • Nose
      Sweet and "rustic" with notes of oranges, lemon juice, apples, apricots, peaches, pears, lime peel, white wine, vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, honey, caramel, dark toffee, dates, malt, walnut, marzipan, sweet malted barley  and fresh wood.
    • Taste
      Sweet, robust and spicy with notes of peach, orange, pear, nuts, honey, maple syrup, caramel, caramelized sugar, brown sugar, dark toffee, vanilla, marzipan, malt biscuits, straw, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, dates , molasses and pepper.
    • Finish
      Medium long, rich and spicy with notes of sweet apples, lime peel, roasted nuts, honey, chocolate, butterscotch, cinnamon, nutmeg and dry oak.

  46. McLarsen scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    Distillery: Glenmorangie (Tain, North Highlands) Age: NAS Barrel type: Bourbon Casks Alcohol content: 46% Price when released (March 2015): approx. 100 € My expectation: ... every year a new, limited edition Glenmorangie will be released as part of the Private Edition. Most of them are experimenting with the technique, in the field Glenmorangie are finally pioneers. So far, I was able to satisfy the filling ... I say it was good, there were good (Ealanta, Companta), very good (Finealta) and more arbitrary (Artein). The new edition was made with a rare barley species called Maris Otter and matured in bourbon casks. Sounds not exciting at first, but try is about studying ... Color: strong yellow Nose: ... at first quite hot, so probably from the alcohol, as well as some pepper, yes, pepper on a damp dinner bread from older wood. Due to the sharpness, fruity notes, pear and berries penetrate. (... maybe also a very soft smoky note?) Taste: At first spicy on the tongue, oak wood tones are just like the pear back with the party, plus vanilla and nut, typical Bourbon Fassabfüllung stops ... Finish: Medium long and dry, with a few drops sweetened ... Conclusion: for the claim of the series and for the price clearly not enough. The Glenmorangie 10 years is similar, but has an age and costs about 30 €. The price for the Tusail is now (mid-April 2015) at about 129 ¬, rising tendency ... For collectors maybe interesting, for friends of medium-sized Bourboncasks quite nice, but otherwise little is offered for the money. Also, in my opinion, the weakest representative of the Private Edition. 76 points.

  47. Ciro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  48. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Beautiful Bourbon barrel whisky (I like it), he also has something interesting, willful, but price / limit / Brimborium - no thanks! For 50-60 € it would be mine, even with 50%, but so I prefer to buy an Edradour Bourbon Decanter ...
    • Nose
      sweet, biscuit, grainy, caramel, toffee and a fresh marzipan note
    • Taste
      heavy, sweet, a bit earthy, malt, nougat, again a hint of marzipan, slightly tingling, after a while orange marmalade and milk chocolate
    • Finish
      medium in length, milk chocolate and slight pungency

  49. notesofmalt scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Glenmorangie Tusail, 46% alc. original bottling Expansion: Ex-Bourbon barrels Region: Highlands, Scotland Special feature: 6th bottling in the limited "Private Edition", rare barley variety "Maris Otter." Nose: Similar to the first impression of the 10-year-old: apples, apricots and peaches, then a lot of vanilla and honey. But behind that comes a lot more. Distinct malt flavors, caramel and some toffee appear. Then semolina pudding and cream, also a light spice. Palate: Very mouth-filling, stimulates the salivation. The fruits become drier, with nuts, malt, caramel, honey and pastries. However, the pastry brings a slightly burnt note with it, should have left the oven five minutes earlier. It is followed by spices, including cinnamon and pepper. Finish: Medium length with an emphasis on a cinnamon spice blend and some dry oak. Conclusion: Acts like a highland malt and also has one or the other edge, so much more interesting than the 10-year-old. The nose is complex and simply beautiful, the palate goes in a slightly different direction, the finish is relatively simple. 83/100 points (tasted 2015 - approx. 85 €)
    Thank you Moet Hennessy for the rehearsal! Published: http://www.notesofmalt.de/notes-Highlands/Glenmorangie/Glenmorangie-Tusail,-46-OA/

  50. ASWhisky scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    he looks young
    some good approaches, like the ripe orange meat in the nose
    or the beautiful malt coffee in the mouth
    unfortunately he has the artificial sweetness in his nose, the alcoholic notes and the bitter finish
    the typical glen weaknesses
    maybe he just needed a little more time in the barrel

    does not make me nervous but okay
    • Nose
      a bourbon barrel with vanilla, fresh woody smell and soft glue note
      a clear but pleasant bourbon note
      young yellow fruit, some toffee, ripe orange meat (for me the best note in the nose)
      artificial lollipopsweet
      very light alcohol note
      Ivy leaves
    • Taste
      pleasant start
      Malted coffee notes as a soft background
      slightly caramelized sugar with delicate yellow fruit notes
      unfortunately an alcohol note
    • Finish
      medium
      Again, the alcohol note
      chocolate powder
      getting bitter

  51. Drochaid scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Aroma: malty, earthy, biscuit, toffee
    Taste: toffee, sweet malt, ginger, cinnamon, peach, orange and pears
    Finish: long-lasting and mouth-filling

  52. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    a beautiful Glenmorangie, the barley change, I personally do not taste it, for me that could have been matured in good barrels 10 yo, which was bottled with 46%.
    • Nose
      According to the information on the paper one expects no revelation, the only difference to the 10 yo is the 46% and the "Maris Otter" barley, which was stored in ex-Bourbon barrels. Well then let's see how an otter smells: amazingly full fruity nose with lots of caramel, vanilla and honey, must have been first fill bourbon barrels. Fully ripe orange, white chocolate, and something spicy that I can not say at the moment. Unfortunately, I have no 10yo since the counter-creeping, would certainly interesting.
    • Taste
      equally full-bodied onset, fruit and bourbon notes dominate, slight sharpness, altogether looks quite young, has something refreshing. Not bad but no revelation.
    • Finish
      medium length, fruit, chocolate.

  53. ValeronDeportivo did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    According to David Driscoll of K&L, it is 10 years old.
    http://spiritsjournal.klwines.com/klwinescom-spirits-blog/2015/1/23/knick-knacks.html

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