Glenmorangie 10 Year old
best surprise in a while
5th Nov 2010
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Tasting Notes by jfpilon
Just had this in a nearby bar. First single malt in a while, as I've been sipping bourbon and blends in the last few months. And wow! not at all what I expected.
Glenmorangie was for me one of those regular big brand affair, a bit like those national brand beer: not bad, but not memorable.
Was I wrong!
In fact it is quite a palatable, even very good, dram.
Fairly light colored, the initial nose was quite sweet. Bear in mind I was drinking from a tumbler. Not sirupy, but malted.But then the vanilla toffee kicked in, followed by a floral bouquet. White flowers, not pungent: springy even.
And the taste was even fairer. crème caramel with that slightly caramelized light coulis. Some sweet bitternes, like orange, no lemony peel. Maize?
The alcohol was not too present, so i'm not sure I would use water.
This has just become my goto bar whisky!
Can't wait for some more time with it in a more relaxed environment and with my trusted glencairn.