There is more than one reason why we call Glenmorangie Distillery unique – the tallest stills in the industry.
The entire output bottled as single malt, exceptional wood management, endless experiments with finishing maturation – these are just few examples. The 18 years old expression was introduced in the late 1980s when single malts were responsible for barely 1% of Scotch whisky sales. The whisky was aged in ex-bourbon casks and finished in ex-Oloroso sherry butts. Since 2007 the 18 years old expression has been marketed as “Extremely Rare”. Glenmorangie is currently the fourth best selling single malt whisky with global sales of 6 million bottles (2017). The bottle presented here was destined for the Portuguese market.
Nose: fruity and flowery with delicate sherry notes, blooming meadow, prunes, figs, walnuts, honey, hints of pine resin, oak and touch of mint.
Palate: pretty sweet with distinctive sherry notes, plums, apricots, dried dates, honey roasted nuts, caramel, pepper, ginger and pretty strong oaky notes.
Finish: medium long, initially fruity, soon becoming oaky and spicy.