Friday, 7 February 2014

Glenmorangie 10 Year Old Original

Glenmorangie 10
Picture: The Whisky Exchange

Identity Card

  • Official bottling from Glenmorangie Distillery (Highlands)
  • 10-year-old single malt Scotch whisky
  • Alcohol: 46% ABV

A walk through a flower field

Tasting notes

Colour: pale straw.

Nose: Honey and heather flowers take the lead. Citrus and vanilla are also present. A very sweet and accessible dram. Adding water rewards you with peaches, ripe grapes and a bit of crème brulée.

Taste: Sweetness of honey, vanilla and floral accents. This reminds me of violets. Near the end, I'm getting something nutty. Perhaps almonds. Water strengthens the floral and nutty flavours. There's also some lemon zest.

Finish: Quite short with a nutty after-taste. Like putting an almond immersed in honey in your mouth.

Conclusion: A typical Highlander. The sweetness and floral flavours make it very accessible.


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