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Glenmorangie Quarter Century

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
25 years old
American White Oak, Oloroso & Burgundy Casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L10103 15:36 6ML
Added on
27 Oct 2014 9:47 pm

Average value

€ 1.085,00

49 × in wishlist

200 × member ratings

479 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie Quarter Century

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.80 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. Tano77 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Koning scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    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.

  6. GlenGabriel scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

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

  7. Goethe scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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.

  8. whisky-malt scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

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

  9. Andytka3 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    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

  10. Thermidor scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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.


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