Glenmorangie "The Original" 10 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Fresh, vibrant, and beautifully complex. A clean, malty foundation accentuated by bright complex fruit, delicate spice, dried flowers, and gentle honeyed vanilla notes that linger on the palate. This is a wonderful whisky which is very versatile, but I can only imagine what it would taste like at 46% and unchill-filtered like the wood finish expressions. (Vol. 17, #2) Reviewed by: John Hansell
Smooth and mellow, like nuts drizzled with honey or Bit O’Honey candy, with a light vanilla finish. Matured in Bourbon casks for 10 years.
Even without a signature Glenmorangie finish, the Bourbon-matured basic version proves itself a winner. Ethereal is the byword, starting from the floral and vanilla aromas that combine with pear, toffee and nuts. The fruit continues on the palate, with banana, hard candy and the slightest bit of peat. The finish is long, soft and airy. Bourbon casks.
True to its name, this is the original expression of Glenmorangie, an elegant, floral single malt whisky aged for 10 years in ex-bourbon casks from Missouri. Its inviting nose lures you in with scents of citrus, peaches and vanilla beans. The vanilla note is upfront on the palate, followed by geranium, honeysuckle, stone fruit and a creamsicle flavor that linger on the finish. A Double Gold award winner at the 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Gold in 2013, and described as being, "Complexity at its most complex," in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible (2010).