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Glenmorangie Bacalta

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Edition
Bourbon / Madeira Casks Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L66658 12/10/16 16011242
Added on
31 Jan 2017 11:09 am by maltaholic

Average value

€ 100,60

Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie Bacalta

39 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.88 points

  1. meademule scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

    Nose: Tropical fruits dominate, but there are other interesting elements as well. Clay. Chai tea. Key lime. Vanilla. Cinnamon sugar. Chocolate pie. Tart fruit candy (Sweet Tarts). Sunny Delight. Baked apples. Toasted coconut.

    Palate: The arrival is sweet with tropical fruits—papaya, banana, mango, passion fruit, coconut, etc. Orange is really quite prominent—orange marmalade, orange smoothie, orange chocolate. Fruit cobbler. Honey. Sour candy. Gummy bears. Oak. There is some bitterness on the backend, but it’s a somewhat pleasant type of bitterness—reminiscent of dark chocolate.

    Finish: More tropical fruits. Fruit jelly. Starts sweet, but turns dry fairly quickly. More of the same bitterness from the palate. Orange pith. Dark chocolate. Christmas spices. Baked cinnamon apples.

    Overall: This is a fairly unique malt. The Madeira cask influence is evident throughout, especially on the palate. This is a sweet whisky, but not too sweet. There is some bitterness in this one, which can often ruin an otherwise good whisky, but in this case it kind of works. And as I mentioned, it’s not the type of unpleasant bitterness you sometimes find in an immature whisky. If I had to sum up this whisky in a short phrase, I’d probably call it “baked sunshine.”

    With all the tropical fruit flavors, I imagine this would be a lovely dram to enjoy while sitting on the beach. On the other hand, the orange and spice notes would also make this work well as a Christmas time whisky. Regardless, I’ve been enjoying this one quite a bit no matter the weather or circumstance. Recommended.

    Read my full review at http://meademule.com/2017/05/21/whisky-review-glenmorangie-bacalta/ 

  2. Pollenflug scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    More on: More on: https://tomtrinkt.blog/
    • Nose
      Very sweet, bright fruits, especially apricots, pears, oranges and apples dominate at the beginning. Honey, some vanilla and subtle pastry notes join. The 46 percent by volume are noticeable with a very slight alcoholic note
    • Taste
      Relatively strong onset, a bit too alcoholic & peppery. Sweet notes try to get into the foreground, especially honey and apricots stand out. More light fruits and some caramel / fudge, milk chocolate and almonds crystallize out. The overall taste is not bad, but the malt is very non-round on me. The impetuous, sharp start and the sweet fruit notes do not really want to harmonize.
    • Finish
      Medium long, again peppery with caramel and orange notes and slightly drier. A hint of dark chocolate and hints of mineral notes.

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2017]  Another experiment from Glenmorangie and so far most of them were quite interesting and good (except the sulphur-spoiled Companta).

    In a blind tasting I would not guess this is a whisky after the nosing, I would rather go for a sweet wine or sweet liqueur or the like.  The wine aromas completely dominate so the malt flavours hardly shine through.  How to rate this?  I score it high for a wine but rather low for a whisky...  Bold arrival in the mouth, again very sweet and winey.  Now the whisky comes into play as do the wooden notes, but it seems a little unbalanced.  In the finish the madeira wine takes over and dominates the malt again.  For me this is too much of a wine but I can imagine that others will love it.  I simply miss my beloved whisky flavours and aromas...
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Kaleva scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very pleasant whisky with lovely sweet nose. Feels somewhat young, but just a little. One can't find a complexity in this whisky but it's still very good. Very drinkable with quite short finish. Looks quite expensive for this simple profile but since it's from Private Edition (thus quite limited) range, the price looks more or less reasonable. Relatively hard to find nowadays
    • Nose
      Sweet, floral, honey, caramel, sweet bakery, light barley note, ripe pear, sweet orange, golden raisins, water opens lemon zest and some dusty and perfumery notes
    • Taste
      Sweet, oaky, buttery, oatmeal, malt, fudge, slightly spicy (nutmeg and clove), sherry
    • Finish
      Short, warm, mouthwatering but getting dry quite soon, sweet, baking spices

  6. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    I am beginning to conclude that I am not a fan of Glenmorangie. It is too thin and too light and too safe.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Young, sweet, orange fruit (peach apricot), aromatic, vanilla, honey
    • Taste
      76 76
      Young, thin, sweet, summery. Apricot.
    • Finish
      76 76

  7. valery77 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fruit candy drops, vanilla notes, sweet citrus fruits, tropical fruits, sauces "Duchess", sweet plum jam, milk chocolate, a hint - perfumery topic. Toward the end of the dram wine notes appear (with water - much more distinct). 22
    • Taste
      From light to medium, sweet. Pepper, other hot spices, water with sugar, malt, a little bitterness. 20
    • Finish
      Medium to long, warming. 21
      Pleasant, drinkable whisky, the influence of aging in ex-bourbon barrels dominates the wine finish. The balance is 21.
      Total 84

  8. SimpleSample scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Light fruits, light grasses with a honey note followed by cookies ????
    • Taste
      89 89
      Typical glenmorangie .... again a sweet with light spice. Later a few floral notes that bring a little bit of bitterness. Possibly. Still apricots
    • Finish
      75 75
      Medium to long .... dry ... a slight bitterness

  9. Jambon scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior


  10. Max70 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81


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