Bought: Glenmorangie Online Shop, 7th October 2015
86.14/100 – Whiskybase (average from 9 member votes)
Well that’s the last time I buy on impulse from Glenmorangie! Before this new bottle hit the supermarket shelves Glenmorangie made it available online for £40 and free delivery. It was marked as a ‘limited edition’, which I ought to know by now is Glenmorangie speak for “available everywhere for years to come”. Stupid me fell for it and paid £40 for a bottle that now sells in UK supermarkets for as little as £25 (when on offer). I believe the normal price in Sainsbury’s is £34 and Morrisons have it for £28.
But, grumbling aside, the general consensus online is that this new NAS (non-age statement) from Glenmorangie is an excellent single malt. Over 86/100 on Whiskybase is a fantastic score, especially when you consider that ‘The Original’ 10yo comes in at 80.44/100. The very same 10yo scores 94/100 in the Whisky Bible 2015. It will be interesting to see what the author thinks of this ‘Midwinter’ dram if he reviews it. Comments on Whiskybase include “not too far removed from the 10yo but with slightly more richness and depth”, “beautifully presented and really excellent value” and “it’s big, it’s fat, it’s fun”. Other remarks elsewhere liken it to Macallan, which is praise indeed (assuming you like Macallan). All in all, a worthy addition to the sideboard for the winter season, and probably several more winters to come.
Here’s Horst Luening of Whisky.com with his review on You Tube (Sept 2016):