Nose: creamy vanilla melts into citruses aromas (lemon and orange). Honey, nuts and dates complete this autumn feeling with jasmin flowers, narcissus and geranium. A slice of water will hint the taste of ripe apricots, dates and nuts.
Glenmorangie 18 years old is a very famous Single Malt scotch whisky. To create this whisky, the distillery had to mature it during 15 years in american white oak barrels. Then, 30% of the whisky is transferred in Oloroso spanish casks for another three years of aging. This long aging process demonstrates the wide aromatical range.
When the two spirits have aged for 18 years, they are gathered and mixed again to create a unique, rich and full-bodied whisky.
Glenmorangie's technique allowed to create an incredible whisky, soft and rich.
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The Glenmorangie distillery operates with the tallest Pot Stills of Scotland (5.13m). This is the size of an adult giraffe!
These stills with spherical compartments (boil ball) play a decisive role in the crafting of the light and subtle Glenmorangie character. Only the lightest alcoholic vapours are collected. The spring waters used by the distillery are naturally filtered through limestone and impart Glenmorangie with its spicy character. The aged versions are increasingly powerful and develop delicate vanilla notes.
Glenmorangie is today an extraordinary pioneer in the art & science of oak cask maturation, and offers a spectacular choice of special finishes. Glenmorangie has a very strict policy and uses only first and second fill barrels, a process that magnifies the layers of flavours. The Glenmorangie distillate ages in ex-Bourbon, American white oak casks for at least 10 years. Glenmorangie collects a share from the ex-Bourbon casks and transfers it into casks that previously contained other alcohols or wines, thus extending the maturation: this is the “wood finish”. The use of casks that previously contained Sherry, Port, Madeira wines or Bourgogne wines maintains the essential balance of Glenmorangie whisky, while imparting intriguing characteristics to the spirit.
The art of cask maturation at Glenmorangie has been influenced by more than 25 years of research, enabling the Master Distiller to find the perfect casks for the Single Malts, and acquire the reputation of an expert amongst the circles of whisky maturation experts.