Glenmorangie Bacalta

70cl / 46%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Glenmorangie Bacalta
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Bacalta is the eight release in Glenmorangie's annual Private Edition series. Finished in casks which were seasoned with Malmsey Madeira, this is rich and fruity with notes of caramelised apricots, dates, almonds and honeycomb.

Distillery Bottling
Private Edition
Cask Type
Malmsey Madeira Finish
Chill Filtered


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Clove Clove
  • Orange Orange
  • Cherry Cherry
  • Milk Chocolate Milk Chocolate
  • Toast Toast
  • Brioche Brioche

Glenmorangie Bacalta Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by The Whisky Exchange

    • Nose:

      Fragrant, honeyed and sweet, with ripe apricots, honey and sweet white chocolate.

    • Palate:

      Mint toffee, caramelised oranges and baked apricot lead to honeycomb, almonds and dates.

    • Finish:

      Rich and syrupy, with caramelised citrus and pears fading to fudge and mint.

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    • Colour:

      Light gold.

    • Nose:

      Fragrant, honeyed and sweet. Some ripe apricots, mead-like, and a curious minerally/flinty note, followed by some sweet white chocolate.

    • Taste:

      An initial burst of mint toffee, with baked fruits such as caramelised oranges and apricots, lots of honeycomb, almonds and dates.

    • Finish:

      A rich, syrupy aftertaste, with more caramelised citrus and pears, some creamy fudge, but always an intriguing mentholic/eucalyptus sensation in the background.

  • Tasting notes by Stuart Peskett

    • Nose:

      Rich, sweet notes of buttered toast and popcorn, along with brioche and milk chocolate, then fruitier notes of cherry, strawberry and dried fruit.

    • Palate:

      Spicier on the palate, with cinnamon, clove and violets. Roasted almonds, more milk chocolate and candied orange arrive, along with hints of red fruits. A drop of water brings out more fruity and floral notes.

    • Finish:

      The rich spiciness lingers.

    • Comment:

      Much richer than The Original, Bacalta ramps up the toasty spiciness. The 46% ABV is another plus, giving a satisfying mouthfeel.

5 Customer Reviews

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  • 3
    16 December 2017

    It's alright, but it's got a lot of unstructured and flat young spirit which makes it taste a little like a flavourful malt diluted with vodka. Another overpriced NAS..... Get your age statement whiskies while you can folks.

  • 5
    24 September 2017

    I'm new to the whisky tasting notes far I either like or don't like.....and this bacalta I really like!!!! I have a sweet palate and have learned to go by style than you can see it has a 5 star for sweetness and that's what you go by....rather than the sweet characters of Tomatin tawny port 14 year old....which i definitely don't like!!

  • 2
    13 July 2017

    Not a great whisky at all. A lot of burn for something this expensive.

  • 5
    16 April 2017

    Wonderful spice, with great fruit and honey. The cask influence is superb. Highly recommended.

  • 5
    26 February 2017

    Lovely apricot, almond and honey flavors. This one is not to be missed.