18 Years Old

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 12, Issue 70
Brand: Glenmorangie
Expression: 18 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 18 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 70
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Glenmorangie Distillery, Tain, Ross-Shire, Highland, Scotland
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Clean and layered with barley sugar, macadamia,honeysuckle with a waxy perfume reminiscent of frangipan. Some cinnamon,herbal.
Palate: Long and smooth with light dried fruit (sultana cake),some nutmeg giving lift then a creamy nuttiness(macadamia again and also cashew). When diluted that pine like herbal/sap note adds interest.
Finish: Cedar and syrup.
Comment: The second of Morangie's twin peaks
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Not as clean as usual. A distant sulphur note where the sherry should be. Sweet and pollen encrusted.
Palate: A short, sweet introduction fans out into a mixture of sherry and spice. Levels off with peppery maltiness.
Finish: A soft smokiness lingers endlessly as does the chocolate malt.
Comment: A rich, mouth-filling dram that offers surprising length and depth to the finish.
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Some oak. More vanilla. Lots of walnuts. Touch of peppermint.
Palate: Fleshier. Good wood-extract and esters. Some peatiness emerging. The whole potpourri of spiciness.
Finish: Firm, dry, rounded. Nutty. Hint of peat.
Comment: While the middle brother in this range seems best to capture the Glenmorangie house character, this older version is a richer whisky. I could like them equally, according to my mood.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: A bit sour and butyric note at first but soon fading away.Then opens on grassy aromas. Hay,lime blossom tea.Lemon posset. Refreshing.
Palate: Velvety,smooth. Keeps that herbal tea profile. A touch of liquorice and mint. No sour taste. A citrussy note.Lemon marmalade. Soft spices.
Finish: Dry,soothing on light cereal notes. Keeps herbal though.
Comment: The perfect infusion for a night cap.
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