Whisky Review: Glenmorangie 10 Year “The Original”

Name: Glenmoreangie 10 Year “The Original”
Spirit Type: Single Malt
Age: 10
Region: Highland
Year Distilled: 2001
Year Bottled: 2011
Cask Maturation: first and second-fill bourbon
Alcohol %: 43%
Color: Amber
Date Purchased: 2013.03
Price: $40

Information

Made using “the tallest stills in scotland”, Glenmorangie is a delicate spirit and a great whisky for starters because of it’s price and approach-ability.  The tall stills means the heavier flavors don’t make it into the distillate (they are unable to escape the still!).  Glenmorangie has a lot of depth if you want to spend time with it, but is a great standard whisky for when you just feel like a dram.

Nose

Apples, fresh fruits.  Vanilla, honey, lavender and lilacs.  Very slight salt.  Buttercream and a hint of sweet copper.

Palate

Sweet honey, light caramel, hint of grassiness.

Finish

Gentle but lasting.  Honey and butter.

Conclusion

Glenmorangie is a whisky that I’ve tasted many times since I started with whisky, and I always find it interesting.  It’s built in a way that matches your “tasting mood” – complex when you want it, and tasty when you just want some doggone whisky!

Overall Rating: 88/100

Compare To:

  • Auchentoshan Classic
  • Bushmills
  • Penderyn Madeira

Glenmorangie

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