Glenmorangie. Milsean

The 7th edition of the Glenmorangie private edition has arrived at ocdwhisky office,  Glenmorangie Milsean, I think it will be rude not to try it and put my review out.

Glenmorangie has now reached no 7 in the private edition collection, they recently put out this beauty named Milsean ( Scots Gaelic for ” sweet things” ) this is pronounced ” meel-shawn”  this expression is the latest innovative finished whisky, matured firstly in ex bourbon casks before being extra matured in former wine casks, that have been re-toasted.  Glenmorangie just seem to have the knack for turning out these ” finished ” whiskys, and Damm fine they have been too..

So this expression has been bottled at 46% abv..


Nose.. Wow.. How sweet does this smell, a massive instant rush of sublime candy, everything from candied orange, caramel and rich vanilla fudge. Then you get wave after wave of pear drops, honey and butterscotch, some ripe pear and stewed Apple, and a spicy note like cinnamon and ginger. Towards the end once you manage to get past the sweet barrage of aromas you get some dried fruits and liquorice notes, soft scents of tobacco end  this incredible onslaught..


Palate.. As soon as this hits the mouth you instantly get that sweetness, a massive rush of natural sugars, the fruitiness is incredible, there is so much going on in this, one minute your getting vanilla and toffee, then you have citrus notes, then right back to caramel. Orange and some grapefruit arrive with a subtle hint of melon, before spices like ginger and cinnamon take their turn, a little almond flavour mixes with coconut, the flavours just keep coming and coming..


Finish.. A lingering array of sweetness and spices make this finish worthy of the drinking experience you have just had..


Thoughts.. Either I am getting a sweet tooth or this is really delicious.. I find the nose just Devine, the palate delivers just what the nose suggests there will be and more, this is a multi dimensional whisky, it has so much to offer, the flavours just hit you in wave after wave. If you don’t like sweet whisky with delicious flavours and a complexity beyond the typical  ” finished ” whisky then this is not for you.. But if you fancy something that will make you sit up and think, something that will challenge your taste buds, then what are you waiting for.. Dive in to this world of sweet shop, candy loving liquid in a bottle..





9 Comments Add yours

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  2. Mathew says:

    This is a candy shop in a bottle, must buy more.


  3. Jim says:

    Thanks for the sample, enjoyed it immensely, your notes are spot on.


  4. sorrenkrebs says:

    No it is totally different to bourbon, the sweetness is different but I’m sure you will enjoy it. I have a few friends who love bourbon who are taking a liking to this malt..


  5. Marshall Thomas says:

    this whiskey sounds right up my street, would you say it tastes like bourbon with the sweetness ?


  6. Peter bradshaw says:

    This sounds a little too sweet for my taste, I like a more natural whisky. Good read though.


  7. graham.H says:

    You make this sound irresistible.


  8. whiskymad says:

    Sorren. This sounds really good, i too have a sweet tooth so i might have to buy a bottle. Great read, thanks


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