Nose: Glenmo’s signature vanilla/marmalade sweetness. Light oak, toffee, wisps of white wine, floral notes, ripe fruit, fresh oranges, apricot, plums, and lemon cough drops. Very fresh and fruity for such an old whisky.
Palate: Smooth, with oak and white pepper. Marmalade, fresh pears, and sultanas. There’s also some notes in here that remind me of soda. More specifically, ginger ale and Irn-Bru.
Finish: Coffee, ginger, oak, pepper, oranges, and milk chocolate carry us through the medium-long finish. Delicate and nuanced.
Thoughts: This tastes old, but it also tastes fresh. It has a stronger presence, more nuance, and much more complexity than the younger Glenmo’s, yet it still remains a delicate and fruity dram at heart. It’s nice to see such an old whisky still keep its youthful liveliness. There’s a lot of subtlety and a lot of balance to take in here. Fantastic stuff, but it is overpriced. But if you can afford it, try it!