Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Glenmorangie Original

Glenmorangie is a very well known distillery in the Highland region of Scotland. Along with Ardbeg, Glenmorangie is owned by the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy group. Glenmorangie Original is the number one selling Single Malt Whisky in Scotland. In the States, expressions by Glenmorangie are typically readily available in stores, but your local restaurant or bar may not have this one in stock. Glenmorangie has several expressions in their range that were finished in various types of wine barrels, and they were one of the pioneers in finishing. I will be reviewing several of these whiskies in the future, so stay tuned! On to the review:

Nose: Citrus, Honey, Syrup, Pine, Floral, Spice, Oak

Palate: Vanilla, Cream, Oak, Spice, Citrus

Finish: Raisin, Peach, Almond, Coffee

Overall – A very complex 10 year old whisky that would fit nicely into a daily dram rotation – nothing ground breaking, but reliable! It is not peaty or sherried, so it is also a good choice if you burn yourself out on those types of whiskies. As a 10 year old Scotch that is very complex, it is a very good value. This one runs around $45 in my area.

For my review of Glenmorangie Lasanta, click here.
For my review of Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban, click here.
For my review of Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or, click here.

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