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Posted by on 08/31/2016

Glenmorangie 18 years Extreme Rare


Glenmorangie 18 years old is the mainstream product of the standard series. Fancy looking package, considerably old age and adaqute mid-priced, it seems a good alternative for gift selection. How about its taste?

Glenmorangie 18 years Extreme Rare, 700 ml, 43%

According to the information from official website, this Glenmorangie was firstly aging in American white oak, though not mentioned, mostly ex-Bourbon cask. When it aged 15 years old, 30% of which would be transferred to Oloroso Sherry casks, the rest remains in their original cask, and then blended together in 3 years later.

It is time to open the package to drink….Oops, mine was just a sample from my friend. No opening ceremony!

Nose: Nectar, dried flower, dried date, plain bread, white pepper
Palate: Honey water, mango, toffee, tea, pepper
Aftertaste: Medium length, tea, toast, spices
Comment: Very fresh sweet nectar, perfume dried flower, mixed with sweet dried fruit, hints of yeast of bread, spices adding favor. Soft body, refreshing fruit tea with honey seasoning, followed by sweet toffee, hot spices at end. Medium length aftertaste, somehow feeling of English tea. Good in overall, just a bit too soft, lack of power, integrity and balance not at peak, a good but not outstanding whisky for an 18 years old with HK$1400 price tag (HK duty paid retail price).

Glenmorangie 18 years Extreme Rare (photo scoured from Internet)

Glenmorangie 18 years Extreme Rare (photo scoured from Internet)

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