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DaveOfAtl
02-15-2012, 22:06
While in my neighborhood liquor store to pick up a bottle of the E.H. Taylor Tornado bourbon, the owner tried to sell me on an old bottling of Glenmorangie 18 that he found in the back when he bought the place. The labeling was different from the current iterations I've seen. Some quick internet searching reveals that the distillery was sold in 2004, so I guess it's from around that time.

My question is whether this old version is any better or worse than the current version? At $99, it is going for about the same as the current version. Obviously, I realize that taste is all subjective. I'm just trying to determine whether this would be seen as a unique opportunity by you scotch aficionados, or whether this is the same as any old bottle of Glenmorangie 18 you might see on the shelves (despite the different packaging/labeling).

I appreciate any input.

BigRich
02-16-2012, 06:49
Dave,

I've never done a side by side myself but I've also never heard of a noticeable reformulation or profile change. After the Glenmo sale they did make some adjustments to the standard 10 and their 12 year old finishes but the 18 shouldn't be that different. It is however, modestly collectible.

DaveOfAtl
02-16-2012, 07:56
Thanks, Richard. I may give the 18 a try at some point, though based on your comments, I don't feel compelled to buy this one based on packaging alone.


Dave,

I've never done a side by side myself but I've also never heard of a noticeable reformulation or profile change. After the Glenmo sale they did make some adjustments to the standard 10 and their 12 year old finishes but the 18 shouldn't be that different. It is however, modestly collectible.