Glenmorangie 18 Extremely Rare

Glenmorangie 18Glenmorangie 18 Extremely Rare.  A classic Highland single malt.  Aged 15 years in bourbon casks, then finished for 3 more years in sherry casks.  The nose is sweet, honey, hints of fruit.  On the palate, it is smooth, honey and almond, with just a slight bite.  It heats up for a nice long finish.

At the start of this journey, Glenmorangie was an early favorite.  The various bottling with finishes in casks that infused a little sweetness.  While my tastes have gravitated toward the Islay varieties in the past 15 years, Glenmorangie  is still among my favorites.  Based on my experience, I think it is a great introduction to the complexities of single malts for those first discovering this pursuit.   A comfortable dram, warm and easy sipping – an ideal companion for a comfortable chair, a warm fire, and a good book.

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  1. This is my favorite entry to date. I like how you finish with a description of which activities are best paired with this type of single malt. Not being on to ingest this type of drink much, it helps paint a picture I can relate to.

    Great idea for a blog, and I couldn’t think of a more interesting person to follow.

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