Glenmorangie 18yr has the taste is balanced between honey, malt and flowery scents. Dates and figs emerge in the background with a hint of wood smoke. The finish is long and enticing with the sweetness of dried fruit and subtle dryness of Amoroso nuttiness.
Some of the Scotch is finished in Oloroso Sherry casks, which accounts for the honey and dried fruit fragrance. The spirit has a smooth, soft feel and a touch of juicy sweetness. Look for caramel and vanilla and rather aggressive oakiness, finishing with orange peel. Best with some time to open up.— K.N. (12/15/2011)
The nose is wonderfully fresh, harmonious, and complex marrying malt, grain, and flora with accents of honey, orange, roasted nuts, and nutmeg. Incredible length and beautifully rich with new wrinkles being revealed with each sip. A beauty.
In 1999 Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s head of whisky creation, acquired the keys to a limited quantity of Sauternes barriques from the fabled vineyards of Chateau d’Yquem. This gave him an idea; what would happen if the exquisite 18-year-old vintage he had been patiently maturing were to be transferred into these famous barriques? The result of these 10 years of extra maturation is just 1,000 bottles of the oldest and very finest Glenmorangie vintage whisky.
To complement the collaboration between Glenmorangie and Chateau d’Yquem, a partnership between the traditions of whisky creation and viniculture, two renowned designers have been commissioned to encapsulate this story in an object of rare beauty. They are Laurence Brabant and Wouter Scheublin, and they have come together to create a wooden coffret that glides open to reveal a sensual crystal vessel