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Glenmorangie 18 Year Old (Old Presentation)

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@JulesReview by @Jules

3rd Jun 2014

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If ever there was a perfect summer scotch then this is surely it. 15 Years in ex-bourbon caks with another 3 in ex-Oloroso sherry make this a perfectly balanced dram in my opinion.

It's 'big', but not in a loud way. Medium-to full bodied, creamy and with a very slight hint of smoke. A gentle giant of a whisky!

Nose: a bit floral (but not sickly so) - geranium & jasmin, with grapefruit, crème brulée

Palate: Lychees, toffee, orange zest, more grapefruit, a bit of honey and a delicious malty-biscuity quality that I happen to adore...

Finish: not incredibly long but very satisfying - soft citrus, some oak, and finally that biscuity finish that some have described as 'doughy'...

In a word: understated & superb! (ok, two words then...)

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2 comments

@vanPelt
vanPelt commented

Thanks for this interpretation, @Jules . This might just inspire me to return to this one. Although I reviewed this a year ago as somewhat simple-and-sweet, I find that I'm becoming more appreciative of smooth-and-bold. A shame though, that these 18 & 25yos couldn't come at 46%!

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@Jules
Jules commented

Agreed that the big guns (Diageo,Pernod,Moët, Chivas) really need to start realizing that 46%abv bottelings is the only way forward for their marquee expressions. But I still like this Glenmo'18 best of all the sweeter malts...

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