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Glenmorangie 15 Year Old Cadboll Estate Single Malt Whisky

  • Country: Scotland
  • Region: Highland
  • Category: Single Malt Whisky
  • Owners: LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE
  • Bottler: Distillery
  • Brand: Glenmorangie
  • Age Statement: 15
  • Chill Filtered: Yes
  • Alcohol % ABV: 43
  • Cask Strength: No
  • Average Price (2023) £: 71.95
  • Colour Description: Deep Ochre
  • Colour Status: Unknown
  • Peated / Smoke: Unpeated
  • Cask Maturation / Finish: Ex-Bourbon
  • Single Cask: No
  • Mash Bill: Malted Barley
  • Barley: 100
  • Whisky Experience Level: Beginner
  • Value Score : 84 out of 100
  • Bottle Stopper: Natural Cork
  • Packaging: Box
  • Core Bottle or Special Release: Core Bottle, Batch Release
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Glenmorangie 15 Year Old Cadboll Estate

Crafted by Glenmorangie from field to glass, this limited-edition series brings the spirit and flavour of our Highland home to whisky lovers around the globe. Aged for 15 years, the third batch of Glenmorangie The Cadboll Estate brings a nutty and spicy twist to the series’ award-winning flavour.

Each release in the series begins in our Distillery’s own barley fields located on the Cadboll Estate, planted and harvested to Dr Bill’s specifications. This Cadboll barley is then mashed and distilled in our towering copper stills (as tall as an adult giraffe to allow for a more elegant taste and aroma), to bring forth a uniquely delicious spirit.

With notes of nuts and sweet spice in mind, Dr Bill selected spirit created from two separate barley harvests and aged it in American oak bourbon casks to enhance those creamy depths. Then, picturing notes of hazelnut, toffee and clove, he finished a small portion in casks which once held Amontillado, his favourite style of sherry. After 15 years, Dr Bill reunited these whiskies in this series’ delicious third batch release; threading hints of toffee and spice around honeysuckle, peaches and cream.

Crafted by Glenmorangie from field to glass, the Cadboll Estate series gives whisky lovers old and new a taste of our remote and unspoilt Highland world, wherever they happen to be. Every limited edition in the series is distilled from barley grown on our own land – bottling the unique and distinct character of the distillery. The third batch release of Glenmorangie The Cadboll Estate has been aged in bourbon casks, with a portion finished in Amontillado sherry casks (Dr Bill Lumsden’s favourite type of sherry). This 15-year-old whisky entwines notes of hazelnut, toffee and clove, bringing a nutty, spicy twist to the series’ signature creaminess.


Deep Ochre


Wonderfully aromatic and fragrant, with touches of honey, hazelnuts, mandarin oranges and soft, sweet toffee. This is then followed by top notes of sweet ripening barley, followed by baked peaches. A splash of water releases some flinty minerality, along with honeysuckle and jasmine flowers.


A gently spicy mouthfeel leads into a burst of sweet and spicy flavours –heather honey, gingerbread, hazelnut praline, fudge, toffee and a touch of clove. The Amontillado cask derived nuttiness is always present, but always gently integrated into the other, sweeter flavours. The lingering aftertaste has touches of almond marzipan and coconut, and finally a suggestion of baking fruit loaves.


Gloriously creamy and spicy, with notes of gingerbread, hazelnuts and toffee.

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