Glenmorangie 18 Year
Glenmorangie 18 Year at Third Base Market & Spirits
Third Base Market & Spirits proudly showcases Glenmorangie 18 Year as one of the crown jewels in our well-curated selection of fine whiskies. This exquisite single malt Scotch whisky has undergone a unique maturation process, spending fifteen years in American white oak casks before a final three-year sojourn in Spanish Oloroso sherry casks. It’s a whisky that has earned respect and admiration from connoisseurs and critics alike for its complexity, balance, and depth of flavor.
- Name: Glenmorangie 18 Year Extremely Rare
- Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Age: 18 Years
- Region: Highlands, Scotland
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 43%
Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
In the glass, this whisky presents a rich golden hue, suggestive of the Oloroso sherry influence that contributes to its complexity. The viscosity is evident in its slow-moving legs, revealing its well-aged character.
The initial waft greets you with an array of dried fruits, primarily apricots and raisins, bolstered by a honeyed sweetness. Hints of floral tones like lavender and jasmine mingle with the fragrance of baking spices like nutmeg and a light touch of aniseed.
The experience is decadently rich and multifaceted. The primary encounter is one of creamy caramel and toffee notes, immediately followed by a mature fruitiness that speaks of its age. Dark chocolate nuances appear in mid-palate, and the Oloroso sherry's nutty undertones are impeccably woven into the fabric of this whisky.
The finish is exceptionally long, warm, and satisfying. Flavors evolve, transitioning from the initial fruit and caramel into a prolonged echo of almonds, spices, and a final wisp of peaty smokiness.
Texturally, the whisky is both oily and luxurious, clinging to the palate and allowing flavors to evolve over an extended period, testament to its aging and quality cask treatment.
Third Base Market & Spirits Perspective:
At Third Base Market & Spirits, we consider Glenmorangie 18 Year a top-tier option for whisky enthusiasts who appreciate the subtleties that extended aging and careful cask selection bring to a single malt.
Given its luxurious profile, Glenmorangie 18 Year pairs exceptionally well with equally refined foods. Consider enjoying this whisky alongside a plate of artisanal cheeses, particularly those with a nutty profile, or perhaps with a dark chocolate dessert to complement its inherent cocoa notes.
We are pleased to have a consistent supply of this fine whisky, but given its age and the care that goes into each bottle, quantities can be limited.
For the whisky aficionado who demands only the finest expressions, Glenmorangie 18 Year offers a lavish sensory experience that invites you to explore its intricacies with each sip. It is a whisky that stands as a testament to the craftsmanship of Scottish distillation and aging techniques, and we are honored to feature it in our collection at Third Base Market & Spirits.
Great Scotch and it is a great price, including shipping. Well but again.
A very pleasant drink. I put it at the soft end of my choices which range from the delicious Ardbegs which have very strong flavors to this delicious,soft and sweet whiskey with a hint of sherry.
Great dram. Smooth, flavorful, reserved for the more appreciative palates.
One of the best bottles I've treated myself. Perfect notes, great taste & very smooth.
Excellent scotch for a low low price! And super fast delivery - Wow!