Insider knowledge: Glenmorangie 18 Year Old whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Glenmorangie 18 Year Old whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Creamy honey and Greek yoghurt, grapefruit, exotic spice, berry compote.
Palate: Tinned citrus, lychee, very creamy, honey.
Finish: Very good, big oak, citrus peels.
I would really like to like this stuff as I had 3 bottles. Only two remain and I have still not fallen in love with this stuff. The nose is by far the best thing, it hints to so many possibilities and yet once you taste it you left wondering where is the taste to match the smell. Simply put it isn't there. A good Dram but not a great one. Now how do I get rid of the last 2 bottles I have.
Very sorry to hear that but if you put those two bottles on ebay , I'll gladly take them off you for 20 quid a pop?
I had the pleasure of trying some for the first time when I was in London and I didnt have to think twice I had to bring a bottle back to the states with me. Its now part of my top 3.
Try it you will like it.
If your looking for a smooth scotch with a great finish...try this!
I was looking forward to taste this one, having had several Glenmorangies before. I found it a bit disappointing, since it tasted like a complexer version of Grandmarnier or something along a citrus version of it. It is certainly nicely balanced and delicate, but not convincing to me.
This costs just over twice as much as Glenmorangie's excellent Lasanta. Both are sherry finished, Lasanta is 12 years old. I tried both side by side in a blind tasting with a friend, and while they don't taste exactly the same, they are very very similar and in my opinion equally good.
This dram is one of my favourites; whilst not quite up to the standard of some slightly older malts this whisky is still one of the most complex out there - it is strange but look for the moldy orange which descends into a more robust walnut citrus flavour. I agree with “Well” the review above in that the nose is more complex than the palate but those suggestive notes in the nose come through in the finish and is truly rewarding - it could benefit from a higher strength, but it is a truly great malt and you should pick at least one bottle up. Maybe with a couple of extra years the difference between this and the less developed 12 yr olds would be more profound. Overall though great.
The big golden presentation box is very nice and the bottle is beautiful (IMO Glenmorangie expressions come in the best looking bottles) but I was more interested in the liquid of course. Wow, superb sherried-whiskey, not a sherry monster but for me thats better, I like some balance in the whisky. An assortment of dried fruit and nut flavours and aromas with the hints of sherry influence, very easy going down. I've tried the Nectar D'or, Lasanta, Quinta Ruban, Sherry Wood Finish, the superb Artein and now this, which might be my fave Glenmorangie. 5 stars, the current bottle won't last so I'll be getting a couple more for backups.
Here's my rating
had some for the first time last night. it was great! wish i could afford it all the time!
I suspect that this is one of those "mainstream" whiskies that is a "industrial" in its taste at release proof, but could be a very good whisky at 50% or even cask strength. I respect this sophistication that goes into this bottling too much to give it only 3 stars (6/10), but I do not feel that it has enough to merit more than 3 1/2.