Glenmorangie 18-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Extremely Rare
Stated Age
18 years old
Oloroso Sherry Finish
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
25 Mar 2016 3:36 pm by Wermelinski

Average value

€ 102,94

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22 × member ratings

119 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie 18-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.25 points

  1. Moses scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Here's another controversial bottle. From the point of view of PLV a clear buy recommendation from me. Why? He is certainly not in the front but for this money you get relatively easy a rich and very mild mouthfeel. Also a really great finish. House whisky.
    • Nose
      86 86
      He needs time in the glass. Then it goes with pleasure through the sweet nutty drying meadow. Behind it are small vanilla sticks in lemon water. Nose is a little too sharp. Peppery oak? Another peppermint? Nose ok. but hopefully the main part will be better.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Oily and smooth with appropriate spice freight you go. Light vanilla with fresh mowed flower meadow. Now it gets a bit woodier in the direction of peat and pepper. A still mild and also full mouthfeel. Balanced as it should be. Good choice of barrel.
    • Finish
      89 89
      He sounds long and very friendly. ! The best part.! Drying oak, nutty to malty with floral notes.
      Glorious. Now getting drier but wonderfully rounded. He goes and goes and goes. Wow. Refill is announced. class

  2. Macheye scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Glenmorangie 18 year old Extremely Rare, might not be extremely rare at all, but one things for sure, it has a fantastic nose. I found several minutes of joy here amongst the pronounced honey-coated fruits – so much so that the palate was almost bound to disappoint, and as a comparative, it did. Whereas the nose is all about vibrancy, the palate brings more subtlety and balance. The central Morangie style is arguably here, but after such lively aromas, feels almost muted in contrast. That’s not to say that the palate is poor, far far from it, it’s just I found the bar set quite high initially. 

    • Nose
      Fruity and expressive. Rich honey and orange peels set us on our journey, picking up barley and malt (quite deeply roasted cereals) along for the ride. There’s some underlying earthiness here – a touch of hay, tree bark and some moist soils. After a little resting in the glass real orchard qualities start to appear – cider apples, comice pears and hedgerow berries. Dilution with water (not required to my taste, but done so nevertheless) results in slightly more overall sweetness, with toffee aromas being added. However, it reduces the expressiveness of the sharper fruitier top notes, which is a shame. Au naturale, this is a highly inviting nose, full of lively fruit-driven aromas.
    • Taste
      Subtle, highly balanced, but missing a certain ‘wow. The arrival brings more malts than fruits, but the translation from nose is still present – oranges are (nearly) the only fruit, and bring with them rich honey, stem ginger, damp soils and wet leaves. Time spent resting alters the fruit balance and delivers more orchard expressiveness for us – stewed apples and, moving slightly more tropical – grapefruit. Amongst the earthier flavours is now some nuttiness and dried fruits – hazelnuts, dates and sultanas (the sherry cask influence coming to the fore). Water adds cask influence in the form of increased ginger and a dash of white pepper, but again, diminishes the focus from the fruit and indeed adds some slight oak astringency. Stick to it at 43%.
    • Finish
      Gentle, malty and nutty with a particularly nice fade at the back of the palate.

  3. Jean Ginster scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    delicious, and good to drink. You can easily add a little water, which increases the fruitiness
    • Nose
      very fruity, light fruits, lemon zest, vanilla, caramel, round, light oak spice, smells creamy
    • Taste
      Sweet-sour, creamy, vanilla, caramel, tastes of yellow fruits, such as mirabelle, pear, quince, and lemon. Very pleasant, the spice lays on the tongue. Then something nutty.
    • Finish
      medium-long, light-fruited. It remains a sweet oak with vanilla and light fruit

  4. Timprivato scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Very good, big oak, citrus peels
    • Nose
      Creamy honey and Greek yoghurt, grapefruit, exotic spice, berry compote.
    • Taste
      Tinned citrus, lychee, very creamy, honey.


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