I’ve started single malt whiskies with a bang – going directly with peated Laphroaig Quarter Cask but immediately I wanted to have something from the other side of the scale to balance it out. As it happened, my sister in law traveled abroad and I quickly looked at our Duty Free shop selection and asked her to bring me a bottle of Glenmorangie 10.
So this one was my first Glenmorangie bottle and it served me faithfully until it was finished couple of weeks ago. Good thing I remembered to write down some tasting notes with the last dram 🙂
Glenmorangie Original 10 yo (40%, Buy here for £29)
Nose: Sweet vanilla, Honey, citrus full of oranges blossom, creamy, malty cereal. not very complex but very enjoyable.
Palate: Citrus and sweetness Followed by some spicy and peppery oak wood.
Finish: Short finish. Some oak and spiciness, all layered with sweet honey.
Conclusion: One of the good low level single malts. A great starter whisky for newbies coming over from simple blends into single malt whiskies. It was one of my first purchases and I’m happy it was my first non-peated whisky bottles.
Nice review Yoav, just by chance I sat down with this one last night too to write down my thoughts and came away reminded how good it is for an entry level expression.
Exactly! This is the one dram I’m giving to people I try to convert into single malts.