Glenmorangie 10 Year Scotch Whisky Review

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Glenmorangie Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, “The Original”, is a 10 year aged expression from Glenmorangie that some believe is their best offering.  This may be debatable, but certainly for the money it is a fantastic example of a fine Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky.  Also its 10 year age statement shows that you don’t always have to start at 12 years to be a heavyweight hitter.

You can read more about this whisky on its maker’s site: glenmorangie.com.

ABV: 43%dsc_9079-2

AGE: 10 years

SERVED: Neat / Glencairn Glass

COLOR: Light Gold

NOSE: Citrus and almost ripe pears start things off, with honey and hint of bananas coming in.  Mixed with that is a softer sweet muffin note, and even some fresh vanilla bean.  Trailing it all is a very slight trace of grass.  With time, floral notes present themselves.

PALATE: Smooth caramel and a touch of honey lead the way, followed close behind by a burst of tropical fruits and citrus.  Then spices pop up, and some pepper.  And pushing it from behind is a slight oak bitter.

FINISH:  Medium finish that lingers nicely.  Sweet honey and caramel notes and then malts fade away to a slight oak bitter.  The tongue still has spice to remind you of the sip.  I am getting it more so on the tip.

OVERVIEW: I like this Scotch.  While I don’t favor bitters, they help balance the sweets and citrus notes in this fine Highland Single Malt Whisky.  When it comes to Scotches, this is the direction I enjoy going to.  It suits me, and I find the pours complex enough to keep my interest yet not overpowering me.  It makes me smile.  I would say that this is well worth its price, if not a bit more.  By all means, grab a bottle and give it a pour.

PRICE: $40-$50

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