Glenmorangie The Tarlogan

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Virgin Oak and Ex-Bourbon Casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L65115 16002132
Bottled for
World Duty Free
Added on
08 Apr 2016 6:13 pm by John Barleycorn

Average value

€ 77.94

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Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie The Tarlogan

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.09 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fudge, toffee. Initially very greedy, it softens, becomes hollow and diluted.
    • Taste
      Juicy, typical profile of a bourbon cask, quite greedy too, he suffers from the same problem of lack of volume as the nose and is really too diluted.
    • Finish
      Light spices, delicately scented.

      A whisky that lacks scale, too flat.

      Nose & Mouth 2/5
      Final 3/5

      Whisky n ° 2064

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Easy to drink, accessible whisky. In the body it starts pretty full but suddenly collapses a little, haven't experienced that very often.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Fruity, tropical fruits, peach, pineapple. Surprisingly pickering alcohol for such a low Abv. Overripe banana. Later on softer and more attractive, vanilla.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Some pepper, sweet, pretty full body, peach. Later on smoother and unfortunately more pale as well. Suddenly pretty watery. Tropical fruits, vanilla.
    • Finish
      83 83
      A little pepper now, sweet, peach, orange, honey. Not very long, a bit candy-like, 'schuimblokken'.

  3. keizerjos scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    1. Delicious but soft sweet vanilla. Summer evening whisky, nice to drink but a bit lacking in character.
    2. Pear. Clearly pear in the smell and taste. I love pear.
    3. After the Signet. Some sour first taste. After that, however, much softer, subtle and beautiful. Short aftertaste, unremarkable, pear - unmistakable - remains the theme. Nothing wrong with it, tasty, summer evening whisky. But I already said that before.

  4. vomi scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

    • Nose
      87 87
      Vanilla, sweet and fresh, fruits (green apple, pear)
    • Taste
      87 87
      Green apple, citrus, light sweetness, slightly bitterness (oak)
    • Finish
      89 89
      long, spicy, fruity (slightly mandarine)

  5. waal scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Much deeper, darker, old, viscous honey. A lot of it! The wood has done a lot of good work here (preview: which unfortunately has completely disappeared) and makes smelling a pleasure. Powdered sugar with real vanilla is lying on the honey bed and I would like to incorporate the sticky manna immediately, but there is more to come. Toffee, caramel, cotton candy reinforce the impression of a confectionery stall at the fair. Baked bananas, "Apfelkiachla" and a slightly woody impression complete the overall picture.
    I would describe the malt in terms of nose as light, but at the same time full and really pleasant.

    Mouth / outlet / Nachschmecken:
    As previously announced, the rest of the tasting is less enthusiastic. The Scotch Whisky is too simple in the mouth and can be used on its own. A bit of sweetness is complemented by woody bitterness and spice and yes - basically that's it. Unfortunately, the tasting is too complex for me and simply a bit bland.
    The single malt leaves the palate as a bit of sugar and leaves the woody, bitter oak in the mouth for a short to medium length.
    Relative: S. Conclusion.

    Conclusion / points:
    I was positively surprised. Everything I've read or heard about it so far was not sooo tingling. Yes, I also read Notes, which were positive, but I felt that those impressions were rather in the minority. That's how my nose convinced me here. Deep, dark, sweet and with a sticky impression. Bourbon-like, only milder. Unfortunately, the taste dropped far. I would definitely recommend this scotch to beginners in the world of malt.
    I actually had a hard time here (as I haven't done for a long time). On the one hand, it doesn't meet my requirements (anymore), but on the other hand, I know exactly that I would have liked this malt a few years ago. Imagine that you come across this first real single malt from JW Red or Black and I know that this would be a revelation. In my assessment, I try to do justice to this conflict between experience, my own aspirations and beginners' perception and try to find a mediocre balance in the awarding of points. I don't know why I'm having a hard time with the malt and not just "driving over it" ...
    Anyway - I once had a couple of SMWS Glenmorangies in a row tasting and it would fit perfectly. I bet that "The Tarlogan" could blindly be classified as Glenmorangie by many. This could be seen as bland on the one hand, but on the other hand also as a property that gives Glenmorangie an unmistakable recognition value. I am for the latter and see it positively.

    83 points
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. schengel10 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Good NAS Highland Single Malt - in the liter bottle for less than 60,00 € = ok!
    • Nose
      Bourbon flavors (caramel, vanilla), sweet pears, honey;
    • Taste
      a soft, very fruity tart, juicy pears, peaches, malt, sweetness, caramel;
    • Finish
      medium-length, warm finish, with beautiful spicy finish (oak, ginger);

  7. Kaleva scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Very pleasant NAS. Typical Glenmorangie, somewhat young but with good overall balance. A good purchase in Duty-free shops.
    • Nose
      Fruity, butterscotch, pear, honey notes after adding water
    • Taste
      Sweet, vanilla, honey, spices, touch of coconut
    • Finish
      Medium-long, warm, orange zest

  8. Syleo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    That's what an ex-bourbon and virgin oak maturation must be for me. The combination of the toffee-vanilla fudge notes from the ex-bourbon and the particularly fruity-floral aromas of the Virgin Oaks works perfectly well for me in this combination. NAS or not, the Tarlogan is made in my opinion excellent craftsmanship and a regular in my home bar.
    • Nose
      89 89
      After pouring the polished gold floats immediately a sweet cloud of pear and apple juice through the room. Fresh, sour apples meet ripe, yellow pears, nectarines and a slice of lime. And constantly present vanilla fudge and shortbread dipped in forest honey. At the same time the bouquet is almost overwhelmingly flowery, violets, roses, lavender and orchids evoke memories of red Haribo raspberries or fondant. Other associations line up, a glass of moderate red wine with pecan nuts, nutmeg, rosemary and coffee beans tickle something in the nose. At most, the slightly perfumed and tingling touch leads to slight deductions in the B-note of an otherwise excellent nose.
    • Taste
      91 91
      The aromas in the smell presented anything but boring, the taste is still surprisingly distinctive and by no means as perfumed sweet as expected. Silky soft he fills the mouth, but at the same time flowery-fresh and again slightly tingling. Toffee fudge and honey on malted brown bread, pear compote and pineapple, balanced by a light woody bitterness of almonds.
    • Finish
      80 80
      The finish again emphasizes the sweetness, light chocolate, shortbread and malt sugar, softened by almond skins and a hint of woody notes, as if one had just sucked on a colorful candy cane.

  9. GIORGOS scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  10. SimpleSample scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Honey and herbs with light roasted aromas. After a while, red fruits are added to vanilla with caramel.
      Great nose
    • Taste
      88 88
      Nice sweet with a little bit of bitterness.
      Caramel with citrus fruits.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Mild with a very mild spice. Medium to long and it comes a chocolate sweet


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