Dram Review: Glenmorangie 25 Years Old

[43%・Bottled circa 2015・Official Bottling・Discontinued General Release]

Nose:

Starts out with quite a lovely musk that is heavily Sherried, albeit obviously without that cask strength oomph one is used to with single-cask-Sherry-bombs. The juicy raisins and ripe orchard fruits give a lovely tone with the base notes formed of chocolate and oak along with hints of marzipan and freshly baked pastry, it’s certainly poised and restrained. In time though there is a wee sulphur note noticeable deep in the background along with some coffee ground notes.

Palate & Finish:

Raisin and brown sugar syrup with a generous splash of spices, cinnamon and ginger sifted atop poached figs and prunes and dressed with orange blossom drops.  It’s quite a stylish delivery.

A medium finish with a subtle blend of earthy espresso and cream. Bitter dark chocolate draws the focus from the sweetness of casks towards the elegant tannins of the oak.

Thoughts:

The dram is appealingly sultry in the sort of way Eva Green portrays a female fatale.. A very well executed flagship whisky that showcases Glenmorangie’s best features when aged gracefully.

[Recommended]

-Nicholas