Glenmorangie Dornoch (Limited Edition)

Delicate. Light smokiness. Sweet. Teeny bit flat. Slightly lingering.

This is what the Glenmorangie Dornoch is, and this is our mini review of it!

Glenmorangie Dornoch
Glenmorangie Dornoch


“Established in 1843, the Distillery was named Glenmorangie, Scots Gaelic for ‘Glen of Tranquillity’, perfectly describing its peaceful setting on the banks of the picturesque Dornoch Firth, a vast sea estuary and a worldwide Site of Special Scientific Interest

To raise awareness for the conservation of the Dornoch Firth, Glenmorangie has partnered with the Marine Conservation Society to preserve this precious waterway”

Glenmorangie Dornoch

Limited travel edition in a 70cl bottle, presented as the Malt of the Month at World of Whiskies, it was something we were bound to run into due to our holiday travels and my tastes for Glenmorangie. For £59.99 a bottle it might not be your first choice for a gift or a present, but this was purely for our delight and to help with a noble cause.


It is not, however, a very exciting whisky. It has the basic elements what I look for in a Glenmorangie: A bit sweet, hint of vanilla, ever so slightly peaty, smooth. But that’s about it, even the hint of smoky apples won’t give this dram the lift it needs to really stand out as a unique and exciting whisky. I prefer the Nectar D’or over this one, as I feel it is more well balanced and has a fuller mouthfeel than the Dornoch. It made me a bit sad really.


If you bought a bottle, don’t worry – It’s still a nice whisky. Just nothing overly special.

5 thoughts on “Glenmorangie Dornoch (Limited Edition)

  1. Been meaning to try this one for a while now. Thank you for your insights! Is there a huge difference between the regular glenmorangie and this one? Which one would you suggest trying? Or do you know any other vanilla flavoured whisky’s I should give a chance?

    1. Hello there, and thank you for reading our review! I believe the original 10yo Glenmorangie is a more well-balanced whisky compared to the Dornoch, with all round sweet, caramel and toffee flavors.

      I find the most vanilla flavoured whisky I have tried to date has been the Glenmorangie Nectar D’or with its Sauternes finish for almost a dessert wine kind of texture and flavors of vanilla and honey. A drop of water opens the Nectar D’or to a completely new level, so I would definitely recommend trying that for a more sweet, vanilla like whisky experience.

      1. Thank you so much :-) Looking forward to trying it out :-))


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