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Glenmorangie Quarter Century

Overall rating
88.68/100
votes
237
Whiskybase ID
WB59434
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
American White Oak, Oloroso & Burgundy Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L10103 15:36 6ML
Added on
27 oct 2014 9:08 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 1001.90

55 × in wishlist

237 × member ratings

615 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie Quarter Century

37 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.68 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    No need to quip, this is a grand Glenmorangie. Not
    easily found, I think. And the prices vary from 250 to 350 EUR. That, however,
    is overpriced in my opinion.
    • Nose
      This Glenmorangie has a very sweet nose on quince,
      oranges and sultanas. Apple cake! Stewed plums and blackberry jam. Acacia
      honey. Beeswax. Very aromatic.
    • Taste
      It is nicely oily and soft on the palate. Mildly
      spiced. The fruit from the nose is joined by sweet apples and the oranges are
      now turned into a marmalade. Fresh figs and a twig of eucalyptus. A bit floral.
      Somehow I am reminded of a lady in an orange dress (do not ask me why, maybe it
      is the shapely bottle).
    • Finish
      It offers a very long finish with a twist: tannins,
      liquorice and something salty.

  2. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A very nicely composed and filigree whisky with a great nose, but unfortunately a little weak in the mouth
    • Nose
      Wow, it is intense, a good load of aromas comes straight to you, very fruity, sweet, waxy, raisins, red berries, strawberries, chocolate, espresso, leather, almonds, grated lemon peel, which means it is fresh, malt, a hint of Lumumba , but bittersweet, then quite chocolatey at the back, after the first sip then mandarin in the nose and slightly floral
    • Taste
      creamy, sweet, raisins, sherry, chocolate, very dense taste, leather, strawberry, tart on the palate, but relatively thin in consistency, very tasty, but unlike the nose, I don't have the punch
    • Finish
      Tangerine, then grape, drier, nuts, grape skin, medium length, pleasant

  3. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Not a price / value champion, but 43% is not thin, sophisticated and well matured whisky.
    • Nose
      Usual Glenmorangie florality. Mixed fruit basket, milk chocolate, honey and sherry.
    • Taste
      Sophisticated. Black currant, phosphorous sherry, tobacco and milk chocolate. Raspberry jam and prune. Touch of pepper.
    • Finish
      Medium length, fruity, oaky and spicy.

  4. Andytka3 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    N-
    Rounded nature, sweet malt develop into honey and citrus peel, followed
    by star anise and soft spices arises. Caramelised banana, milky vanilla
    sauce. Elegant wood that sooth the senses, but somehow too gentle for
    my personal preference.

    P- Crisp, fresh and rounded as derived
    on nose. Whiff of refreshing sour fruits, lime-y. Light oily texture
    with gentle spiciness.

    F- Medium-long, subtly coat of wax, creamy ripe citrus fruits.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. JohannesB scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Complex, elegant, pleasing and wonderfully fruity. Especially the dynamic nose, which offers everything from fresh sour fruits to fully oxidized dried fruits, inspires. The truly best Glenmorangie that I have been able to try so far. If this whisky is missing something, it's rough edges. But does everyone have to have a malt? I think: no.
    • Nose
      Buttery and very sweet with lots of honey. The fruitiness changes every minute in the glass, very complex! First strawberry, mango and vanilla milkshake. Then dried fruits, especially apricot. This is followed by fresh, sour fruits. Kiwi, pineapple, gooseberry. Above all enthroned a fine Nussigkeit. Here you can spend hours discovering new things.
    • Taste
      Soft and creamy, the alcohol is by no means felt. The taste is now driven by dried apricots, pineapple, dates and slightly sour wine notes. A fine woody note comes up and a restrained, tender bitter spice, like a strong coffee, which was tamed with milk.
    • Finish
      Long and pleasant, with melting caramel, hazelnuts in chocolate and all kinds of dried fruits. The for 25 years very discreet seasoning from the barrels always brings some coffee and very subtle bitterness, but always remains elegant.

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  7. thijs100 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Tasted it blind. Shocked to find out I just tasted something that'll cost you 300 euro.
    • Nose
      First I get lemongrass and some soft banana, with apples and an assortment of green fruits. It has a subtle waxy quality, and some sweetness in the form of cotton candy. In the background there are malt, cereals, a faint dustiness and a hint of glue.
    • Taste
      An oily and soft palate with apples, oranges and other citrus fruits like pink grapefruit, which makes it slightly bitter. Some mild spices and maybe a little bit of mint. The flavours are a bit subdued.
    • Finish
      Medium in length with the same flavors returning, along with some tannins.

  8. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Appears a little sweeter on the nose compared to the 18yo. This 25yo is chalky and sweet with an old dusky woodiness, in a good way. This is a fruitier woody mature number and seductive. Theres more airfix but less than in the 18yo. Very grain like [North of Scotland '73]. Theres also papaya although its more those Mexican brown hairy fruits with the orange flesh.
    T: Initially intense before turning to clear water with anise sweets and citrus with a Talisker vibe.
    F: Salt and spice before getting big on cocoa with the bourbon wood kicking through. Anise till the end, some pineapple, pear, mangoes and a light wood smoke.
    C: Most unusual, unexpected and unique character. I liked the 'oldness' of it, this is a pipe and slippers dram, quite old school with a fine finish. Of the five Glenmorangie's i tried, this had the most character and had a bit of everything. The 25yo provides those little extras that the 18yo couldn’t provide. Job done.

    Scores a B+

  9. zzqfyl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

  10. pianoman scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Elegant, round, soft. Plums, sweet vanilla, blossom honey and freshly roasted coffee beans. Yellow apples and light grapes. Some wax and olive oil.
    • Taste
      Creamy with a pleasant spiciness. Apples, pears, plums. Orange Softcakes. A hint of pepper. White chocolate. Milk coffee and a hint of cocoa powder.

  11. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  12. Roland7 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Pastry, warm, festive whisky! Honey, oloroso sherry, caramel, lemonade, orange, dried fruit, candied fruits, candies, malt, cookies, burnt bread crust, cloves, green tea. Nice woody shades!

  13. ezioaudit scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  14. ezioaudit scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  15. ezioaudit scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  16. Tuctu scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  17. Tano77 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  18. Snerik scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Loads of dried and fresh fruits; peaches, apples, pears, oranges. Red roses, cacao powder, pickled ginger. Really amazing.
    • Taste
      It sweet and sour (the ginger note really works well here). It's spicy and very fruity at the same time. Like that Indian dessert..?
    • Finish
      Long, gorgeous, smooth. More fruit again, and less cacao and ginger.

  19. Koning scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A deep nose and a soft palate, with a dissapointing finish. Compared with the fruity 18 years sherry dominates the 25 years old. It is quite good, but I enjoyed the considerably more affordable 18 years as much.
    • Nose
      Clean laundry (a note I find typical for Glenmorangie,than heavy sherried notes like raisins, bramble, milk chocolate and coffee. I smell gooseberries and liquorice too.
    • Taste
      Velvety soft and creamy with raspberries, blackcurrant and milk chocolate. Also notes of sherry, balsamico and tobacco.
    • Finish
      A bit thin and astringent. Liquorice, vanilla, vague yellow fruits, a bit spicy and a whiff of tobacco.

  20. GlenGabriel scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  21. Goethe scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Quite a pleasant and lovely Glenmorangie, like the 18y old: Quite easy to enjoy. In the long term not very convincing for 25 years.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 5/10
    • Nose
      Gentle Oloroso, sweet fruits (like apples and pears), floral and honey, milk chocolate. 
    • Taste
      Sherry, herbs, plums, some Marsala and honey.
    • Finish
      Medium. Fruits and chocolate.

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

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  23. Thermidor scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I'm usually not fond of Glenmorangie but this one won me over. Not worth €300 though. Not by a long shot.
    • Nose
      A fine one but a bit shy. Fruitiness: tinned peaches and then something richer, sweeter. Slight turfiness. No smoke.
    • Taste
      Body is light or medium. A little too watery. Slick body with some particulates. A bit of creaminess, and a tannic bite on the gums. Honey, red apple, marmalade. The taste is very even and contains no surprise turns.
    • Finish
      Comparable to HP25 2012: both have this slowly fading finish that isn't entirely perfect because although the aromas are well balanced, it's the kind of whisky you want to be drinking only on good palate days because it might not feel lasting enough to leave a proper impression when you aren't at your best.

  24. Achany scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  25. lincolnimp scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      68 68

  26. Paulski88 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      75 75

  27. lincolnimp scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    Not what I was expecting, this is highly rated by many pundits. I suspect that this has collapsed in the bottle a bit, well quite a bit actually.
    Not much of a lasting taste and in all honesty I thought it was rubbish and I like Glenmorangie usually.

    What a massive disappointment.
    • Nose
      Honeycomb, butter, marzipan, a little orange, biscuity, gooseberries?, pineapple.
    • Taste
      Treacle pudding & Custard, shortbread, lemon,custard, suprisingly light.
    • Finish
      Quite short.

  28. autowatch092 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Color: Bright gold
    Nose: Many different fruits, notably orange and apricot, honey, mild spices
    Palate: Honey and all the fruits are there, but also ginger, slight herbal notes and some caramel.
    Finish: Long and fruity
    Overall: An excellent malt with a luscious mouthfeel, very complex but still gentle on the palate. If you like fruity malts and don’t care about the ultra premium price of €300 (or even more depending on your source), you should buy a bottle.

    http://www.dramming.com/2010/04/25/glenmorangie-quarter-century/

  29. Ciro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  30. angelus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  31. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes and Comments by Glenmorangie;

    Aroma: The first impression is of dried fruits - blackberries, cherries, plums and dates interwoven with chocolate and coffee.

    Taste: Big and full-flavoured. Deep forest fruits burst on the tongue with mouth-watering blackberries and redcurrants emerging with bramble jelly.

    Finish: Long and gentle, with brambles and warming spices.
    The rarest and oldest member of the Glenmorangie family, this is a single malt of notable class and intensity. Full bodied and sumptuous, the Glenmorangie 25 Years Old is the real embodiment of our continued dedication to perfection. Matured in a range of casks including American white oak, Oloroso sherry casks and French Burgundy casks before being blended back together in exact quantities, the Glenmorangie Quarter Century is complex, bursting with deep flavours, and a perfect testimony to our knowledge and experience.

  32. paklu100 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  33. granella2003 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Matured in different casks including American white oak barrels, Oloroso sherry casks and French Burgundy barrels. Each barrel adds his own style to the blend resulting in a complex, very deep.

  34. granella2003 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Dried fruits - blueberries, cherries, dates and plums are interspersed with notes of chocolate and coffee in the background sweet vanilla, peat, smoke, pepper and a rich variety of herbs
    • Taste
      Starting with intense deep forest fruit and spices followed by a chain of ingredients such mouthwatering delicious blueberries, peat, smoke and sweet corn. Beautifully balanced and harmonious palate
    • Finish
      Long and soft aftertaste of blackberries and warm spices

  35. The Macallan scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A great malt, takes you back to the carabean with its exotic notes.
    • Nose
      Fruity - mango/banana, cinnamon, hint of cognac, very exotic with coconut, star anis and some woody notes (reduced: more exotic fruit - orages and mango with some sherry like notes. 
    • Taste
      Sweet, soft, tobacco and exotic spiced fruit (reduced: gentle and mellow with a light fruityness and tobacco).
    • Finish
      Long, light sweet, light spicy with an exotic note.

  36. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N: cognac, fruity - mango and apricot, tobacco, pine woods, cinnamon biscuit and some syrup
    T: sweet forest fruit and weak
    F: fruity - nectarine

    Scores high on the nose
    Tasted with www.whiskyclubspakenburg.nl

  37. QuarterCentury scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Rounded and luxurious, Glenmorangie 25 yo has some lovely floral and
    citrus flavours alongside the spices and toasty sweetness one would
    expect from a quarter century in the wood. A brilliantly-made dram that
    lives up to the luxury image LVMH are pushing for the brand. 

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