Glenmorangie / Glenmorangie

Glenmorangie Milsean Review

Glenmorangie Milsean This Glenmorangie Milsean is the 7th release in Glenmorangie's private edition series which has in general been very well received.

First matured in ex-bourbon casks then for a number of years in casks that previously held a Portuguese red wine this is described as being sweet and the name Milsean (Meel Shawn) is said to be Gaelic for 'sweet things' which should mean this dram is right up my street.

This wasn't what I was expecting the nose is lovely, if different to what i was hoping for, but the palate isn't really for me it's just a bit too tannic and too influenced by the wine cask for my liking. I'd really hoped for a port like sweetness in here and to say disappointed is harsh but it's just not for my tastes and would suit someone who enjoys red wine more than me.

Thanks to Glenmorangie for the official sample.

Tasting Notes & Details


Not the nose I was really expecting here it's light sweet citrus fruits and freshly scraped vanilla pods, shiny of tannic fruity wine with some strong blackcurrant cordial notes, slight oaky woody char notes (not smoke but like over cooked sponge cake edges) and some almond from cherry bakewells. It's all flavours i like just not the ones I was expecting.


The almonds and over cooked sponge edges come through first, there's sweet Ribena juice notes and a splash of spices, tannic notes like you get with red wine.


Spices mellow to marzipan

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Glenmorangie Milsean
Age: NAS
ABV: 46.00
Distiller: Glenmorangie
Bottler: Glenmorangie
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Highland
Posted: 15/02/2016 by Tom

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