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Glenmorangie 18 Year-Old – WhiskyCritic Review

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WhiskyCritic recently had the opportunity to taste a little of the Glenmorangie 18 Year Old and we did not allow that opportunity to pass by.

WC’s first nasal encounter with Glenmorangie 18 did not provide either any surprises nor disappointments, the aroma was fairly straightforward – a pungent, spicy announcement of what was to come. Think of ye olde town crier arriving at your table in the form of Glenmorangie 18 and that might help visualize the aroma.

The first tasting was a somewhat bumpy ride down a rocky path in a horse carriage – there was really no distinctive flavors that WC could pin down and verify with the taste buds’ confirmation. However, further tastings began to provide lingering notes and took us away from the roly-poly ride and down a smooth walk around the lake or river [or whatever serene water feature you may prefer to substitute in their places] and proceeded to abscond with the senses in a festive mood. Vanilla and spice were both present in this portion of the tasting.

Overall, WC was expecting more of the Glenmorangie 18 – perhaps a smoother start – for its price point on the higher end of the spectrum where it usually competes with the likes of The Macallan 18 and its ilk. WC was not displeased but not overwhelmed with fervor either – and award the Glenmorangie 18 an 88 out of 100 on WC’s scale of whisky goodness.

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