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Glenmorangie is one of those distilleries that absolute does not allow its name to be printed on any independent release’s label. Although, of course, sometimes Glenmo is bottled by someone else. Remember the wonderful Westport by Malts of Scotland? And of course the Scotch Malt Whisky Society has bottled many casks, but that can be traced back to the fact that the SWMS is actually owned by the distillery. I digress. Let me get back to the rather expensive Glenmorangie 25 Year Old Quarter Century.
This Glenmorangie has a very sweet nose on quince, oranges and sultanas. Apple cake! Stewed plums and blackberry jam. Acacia honey. Beeswax. Very aromatic.
It is nicely oily and soft on the palate. Mildly spiced. The fruit from the nose is joined by sweet apples and the oranges are now turned into a marmalade. Fresh figs and a twig of eucalyptus. A bit floral. Somehow I am reminded of a lady in an orange dress (do not ask me why, maybe it is the shapely bottle).
It offers a very long finish with a twist: tannins, liquorice and something salty.
No need to quip, this is a grand Glenmorangie. Not easily found, I think. And the prices vary from 250 to 350 EUR. That, however, is overpriced in my opinion.