This is a review of Glenmorangie 18 bottled at 43%. The sample for this review came from a swap from a while back with a member who is no longer on the network.
N: Fresh. Rich heather honey, strawberry, floral, orange pound cake. Similar to the 10 but much richer and more pleasant.
P: Fresh again. Honey and apple, lemon cake this time with some orange peel, vanilla.
F: Medium. A lot more pleasant than the 10 here. Honey, citrus, floral and a bit nutty.
Overall: Very nicely balanced and quite a bit more complex compared to the 10. The nose and finish in particular are much better with the notes being much clearer and overall just tastier. While you can definitely tell this is from the same family as the 10 it has really developed with the additional 8 years (eg. grass became flowers, light honey became rich heather honey etc.) while still preserving the same malty light character at its core.