Review: Glenmorangie Milsean

I have to admit, even though I started with scotch it still gets me very confused. You have different areas that produce whisky that taste nothing alike, you have the peat monster lurking at every turn, and you have the sweet sweet sherry surprising you once and awhile. So when it comes to scotch I have to do a lot of research to make sure I get my money’s worth. 

During my research I stumbled upon a whisky review duo scotch n sniff. They raved about the bottle I’ll be reviewing today the Glenmorangie Milsean. This bottle was the 7th Limited release that changes every year. It is a non aged statement whisky which has been extra-matured in former red wine casks which have been re-toasted. You might still find this bottle on shelves but if you liked this review, you might want to pick one up. 


Now onto the notes:

Glenmorangie Milsean Private Edition

  • Highland Single Malt Scotch
  • 96 Proof
  • Toasted Red Wine finished
  • 7th Limited Release

Nose: like the box art and label show this is a sweet and fruity whisky off  the bat on the nose. Candied fruit with sweet toffee carry this caveman off to the candy store.

sweet toffee with green candy apples

Palate: When opening the doors to the candy store you are greeted with caramelized/candy ginger spice then some sweet mangos, cherries and plums

Caramelized ginger spice with sweet caramel Mango, Cherry, Plum

Finish: It’s the finish that gets me, you move from an oily sweet ginger spice to sitting in your favorite chair smoking some sweet tobacco. 

Ginger Spice, Tobacco. Transitions from Sweet and oily to dry. Medium to long finish

Verdict:The red wine finish makes this dram really unique. With Glenmorangie at the forefront of experimental finished scotches I am very surprised to still see this on shelves today. I am a fan of sherry whiskies so that might make me a little biased on this but wow. The mangoes off the palate with the ginger spice reminiscent of  rye spice in my cheeks ticked every box, and the kicker of the tobacco at the end just won me over.
Overall I would give this dram a 4.5/5 it is a bit light hence not the perfect score. I would love to have this at cask strength to see how it really is, but for me this is what I am looking for in a scotch. Sweetness with some fruit and tobacco at the finish. For the under $100 price point this is a steal in my books. I am sad that I don’t have another bottle but I am very excited to see what Glenmorangie come up with next.
Drinking Caveman

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