Scotch - Single Malt

Glenmorangie 18yr Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Rating Information

  • Proof66 Rating
    689 / 904
    Rabble Rating
    4.9 / 5.0
    Price (USD)
    $119
    Proof
    86.0
    N/A

Rating Description

97th Percentile
This score falls in the 97th percentile of all spirits in the Whiskey category and is an example of the very best in its class.

Proof66 Notes

The Glenmorangie 18yr single malt is aged for 15yrs in American bourbon barrels followed by an addition 3 years in Spanish Oloroso sherry casks. They call it "very rare." They say it "slips like silk over the tongue."

"Glenmorangie" is Gaelic for "vale of big meadows" and the Glenmorangie Distillery traces its heritage far back before recorded history though the first mention occurred in 1738 with a brewery. The Glenmorangie Distillery was officially founded in 1843 and lays claim to the tallest stills in Scotland, measuring 16 feet, 10 inches (5.14 meters). They say this means only the purest vapors reach the top to condense in "purer more elegant whisky." They have made a point of owning the land around the distillery to ensure the purity of their water. As an added commitment to quality, they use their oak casks only twice and in this way believe that they are ensuring the maximum possible flavors from the wood. Their stills are run by the famous "16 Men of Tain." The distiller was owned by the MacDonald family until its very recent purchase by Moet-Hennessy in 2004. It produces an extraordinary range of different expressions with a great change in labels due to its recent change in ownership.

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Beverage Testing Institute

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Wine Enthusiast

  • 2011
Muncher Muncher (125) (2014-11-15)
One of the best noses in scotch. More refined than the ten; Oakier and with more floral notes too. The palate is equally good. Similar to the 10, but with more layers of oak, fruits, and cereal grains. I love the lingering finish too. Stays around for a minute after swallowing. Not cheap, but I think it's worth it.
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NeatPour NeatPour (172) (2013-08-06)
Having enjoyed the 10 I was quite excited to try this. The age has smoothed out some of the rougher edges in the 10 & left a richer sweet fruit filling. I had a dram at the bar & will be looking to add the bottle asap. Incidently, my wife also greatly enjoyed this so for those looking to pour for their wives/lady friends this might be something worth looking into.
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manikmathur manikmathur (18) (2013-06-22)
Simply one of the finest scotchs that i have had, very smooth and light on the flavor,packs a punch, not peaty but has a whiff of sherry
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Hokim24986 Hokim24986 (3) (2013-02-28)
Excellent Single Malt Scotch. Very smooth and leaves a nice fruity aftertaste, which some may find little strange at first taste. 9 on a 10 scale. As with all Aged Single Malt Scotch drink it straight up, to enjoy the full flavor.
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shanksmd shanksmd (4) (2013-02-23)
This is a great complex scotch with a refined, smooth finish. Not peaty like the Islays, it can seem a little light prior to a steak dinner on a cold night.
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merajeev merajeev (9) (2012-01-31)
By far the best whiskey Ive had my entire life.
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BryanKelley BryanKelley (2) (2011-12-16)
Pure ambosia... The people that produce this libation are pure artisanal geniuses.  The complex layers of flavors this should never touch ice or anything else to dilute it except the glass and your palate.  It has honey and flower tones that linger after it is gone, simply amazing.
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