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Glenmorangie 10 Year Old

best surprise in a while

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@jfpilonReview by @jfpilon

5th Nov 2010

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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.

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8 comments

@drinix
drinix commented

are you refering to the old Glenmorangie 10 yr, or to the new Glenmorangie Original? Nice review in any case!

11 years ago 0

@jfpilon
jfpilon commented

It was called the original 10 yo

11 years ago 0

Silas commented

Down to the last 3 or so drams in my Original. My very first Scotch! A good daily dram! And, best for serving to the uninitiated!

11 years ago 0

@jfpilon
jfpilon commented

if you like glenmorangie, try highland park or te bheagé the last one is especially fun of you like talisaker or the lighlty peated taste of the glenmorangie. Johnnie walker black also comes to mind.

11 years ago 0

rafa commented

I have the glenmorangie 10 year old, I suppose it is older than the (original).

the older bottle is straight and the 'original' is curved.

can you confirm and it seems your review is for the 'original' which iin fact is the newer curved bottle shape.

thanks!

9 years ago 0

rafa commented

i am asking because the 10 yr old in your picture is not the 'original' i.e the one you reviewed. yes??

9 years ago 0

@jfpilon
jfpilon commented

It was the 10, now called the original

9 years ago 0

rafa commented

cheers!! :) very good

9 years ago 0

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