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Glenmorangie 10 Year Old

Must've missed something here...

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

5th Nov 2009


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This was my first try of any of the Glenmorangie range after having read up on it. This is the second best selling whisky of Scotland, so it must be d(r)amn good, right?

I had the 10 year old from before the overhaul in which it suddenly became the 'Original'.

The nose is very light with some oak and honey, but not complex in the least.

It's body is very oily, almost sirupy. It clings to the glass unlike I've ever seen with whisky.

On the palate it's almost buttery. There is quite some vanilla in there and some fudge. A light hint of peat as well, that makes it burn a little in the back of the throat.

I felt the finish was rather short with loads of spice and even a little orange in the back.

I'm sure I need to try it again, because this one left me in doubt. I was very keen on trying the Signet and Sonalta PX, but now I'm not so sure.

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jdcook commented

I must admit, there is a pretty big difference between the 10 year old and the 10 year old original, with the 10 year old original being quite good. The whole new range (nectar d'or, astar, sonalta px and signet are all parts of this) have garnered excellent reviews. I've only had the Astar, but it was glorious.

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markjedi1 commented

What's funny is that I tried him again today and for some reason it's much better now than it was last night. I must have eaten something wrong before to derail my taste buds like that.

12 years ago 0

yossiyitzak commented

I am a fan of the 10yr Original. It's a nice go-to dram at a bar but I don't stock it. I will say that the rest of the line (at least the 18yr, Signet, Nectar, Quinta Ruban and Astar) is absolutely cracking! Have not had/do not own a bottle of the Sonalta - I'd stay away from the LaSanta, personally.

The signet is something so very different. Not just from the Glenmo line but from most drams out there. It's absolutely brilliant (hope to write a review on it myself in the near future - only have a little bit left though and at $150/bottle...Not sure I can afford another).

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