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WC Visits Tropical Paradise With Glenmorangie 18-Year-Old Extremely Rare


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Usually when people win the lottery, one of the first things they say they want to do is take a holiday, trip or vacation to some type of tropical location. WhiskyCritic did this recently – alas, without winning an actual lottery – but you could say WC won the lottery when we tasted some of the Glenmorangie 18-Year-Old Extremely Rare. It is extremely good.

The Glenmorangie 18-Year-Old Extremely Rare has spent 15 of those 18 years maturing in American white oak casks. At that point, 30% of the liquid is extracted and delivered to Oloroso sherry casks, where it will spend the next three years luxuriously bathing in Spanish sherry goodness while that other 70% has to stay in its American white oak cask home.

After three years is up, the 30% can come back home – sorta like it went to whisky college and graduated early – and rejoin its 70% other “half” and once blended and reunited, it officially becomes The Glenmorangie 18-Year-Old Extremely Rare.

The Glenmorangie 18-Year-Old first gives you a floral bouquet which will not make you pine for the fjords but rather the surf of some tropical island paradise of your imagination’s choosing. A mere whiff of this whisky will instantly take all your brain cells with them to lie on a hammock somewhere in some warm island breeze. After a few more whiffs, the liquid comes cascading through and the floral and fruity hints stay but there is a small bite – nothing too vicious, however – and then you are back to enjoying your tropical paradise. Think of The Glenmorangie 18-Year-Old Extremely Rare as a rose – that has its thorns – but all you know is that it tastes almost as good as it smells.

Needless to say, WC is fond of The Glenmorangie 18-Year-Old Extremely Rare and if you find yourself wishing you could go to a tropical paradise for a lesser amount than it takes to get you to a real one – then The Glenmorangie 18-Year-Old Extremely Rare is a good substitute.

WC awards The Glenmorangie 18-Year-Old Extremely Rare with a 91 out of 100 on the WC scoring scale.

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