Glenmorangie 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.