Sometimes it’s easy to forget that most people are not interested in € 200 bottles which they can’t find in their shop anyway. So let’s review a brand that’s very popular in bars and supermarkets: Glenmorangie.
Glenmorangie Original is their entry malt. It’s 10 years old and the only release in the current range that’s bottled at 40%.
Glenmorangie 10 yo Original
(40%, OB 2008)
Nose: malty/fruity start with tangerine, ripe gooseberry, lots of pear and honey. Vanilla cream. Some caramel. There’s a buttery side to it that I don’t like too much, but overall not bad.
Mouth: weak delivery. Again fruity. Apples, pears, oranges, but with less appealing flowery, even perfumy hints as well (geranium?). Slightly spicy and zesty. Almond. Dry oak.
Finish: short but quite warm, with apple and nutmeg.
Not bad as an entry level malt with a sharp pricing. Not something I would actively recommend though. Around € 30.