Glenmorangie 18

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Originally reviewed on reddit: 07/03/15

Tasted blind in the 2015 Tapuz Blind Tasting Competition

This is the last of several older sets of notes for the Glenmorangie notes I’d made. I’ve tasted it several times since and have become quite fond of it, not a favourite, but I’ll gladly enjoy a glass. I remember noticing when tasting it blind that I thought it was a good deal younger.

Aged 18 years. 43%ABV.

Nose: Mild sherry. Light wood. Vanilla. Fresh pine boards. White pepper. Oranges. Honey. Cloves. Coal dust.

Palate: Initial herbal honey sweetness. Then strong wood notes and mild char. Some mild dry sherry and toffee.

Finish: Medium. Dry wood. Some sweet dry notes at the end.

Would I buy this: No

Would I order this in a bar: Yes

Would I drink this if someone gave me a glass: Yes

VFM: 3/5

Not a bad whisky. Lots of nice woody notes and an interesting nose. I still think it doesn’t shine as much as it could though.

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