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Glenmorangie's 10 yr 'Original' is the malt on which everything else in the Glenmorangie line is based, and while I've not had the opportunity to try any of Glenmorangie's 'finished' whiskies, they are on my list. This particular bottle was opened in November 2011 and will be finished this evening!
The 10 yr old is very good for what it is, and frankly, while it may be more expensive, I prefer it to the Glenlivet and Glenfiddich 12 yr malts.
Nose: delicate floral (clover) with touches of honey and vanilla.
Palate: sweet, fairly viscous honey, butter, pastry with traces of candied nuts - almost like liquid baklava; the first dram was the sweetest
Finish: the baklava notes carry through, with a slightly carmelized sugar taste which slowly changes to honey-drizzled fruit (pears?) at the end.
Balance: this is a very soft, delicate whisky, far more suited to summer than it is to winter. When paired with actual baklava, the experience is mindblowingly sweet!