Glenmorangie

12 Years Old, Millennium Malt

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 6, Issue 7
Specifications
Brand: Glenmorangie
Expression: 12 Years Old, Millennium Malt
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 7
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Glenmorangie Distillery, Tain, Ross-Shire, Highland, Scotland
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Fabulously complex with malt in varying degrees of sweetness and intensity. Apples and kumquats offer a mixed and fruitiness that lightens it.
Palate: Dry and oak start. Sweetens as the malt kicks in.
Finish: Long and malty with the heavier, silky tones clinging to the roof of the mouth. The oak returns to add extra dryness and weight.
Comment: A charming and excellent single malt offering untold complexity in the layers of flavours.
9.0
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Lightly oaky. Hint of brown sugar.
Palate: Slightly syrupy. Honey. Butterscotch. Butter. Vanilla. Crème brûlée.
Finish: An almost spritzy, crunchy, toasty dryness.
Comment: The earlier, and less expensive, of two millennium bottlings. In this one, the emphasis is on first-fill bourbon barrels.
8.0
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Fabulously complex with malt in varying degrees of sweetness and intensity giving an almost three-dimensional feel. Apples and kumquats offer a mixed fruitiness that lightens it a little. The oak offers vanilla and polished leather.
Palate: Big dry oak start which sweetens as the malt gathers pace. Brilliant balance of drier vanilla and sweeter toffee.
Finish: Extremely long and malty with the heavier, silky tones clinging, unusually for a Glenmorangie, to the roof of the mouth. The oak returns to add extra dryness and weight.
Comment: A charming and excellent single malt offering untold complexity in the layers of flavours.
8.0
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Lightly oaky. Sandalwood. Hint of brown sugar.
Palate: Butterscotch, lots of vanilla and honey.
Finish: Light, refreshing. An almost spritzy, crunchy, toasty, dryness.
Comment: Very evident first-fill Bourbon character.
8.0
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