Saturday, 7 December 2013

Glenmorangie 10-Year #ScotchSunday Review

Tallest stills producing a clear smooth spirit

In the town of Tain, Ross-shire, the tall and thin stills of Glenmorangie produce a clear golden spirit that is counted as Scotland's favourite single malt whiskey --the 10 year expression-- and for this #ScotchSunday Sukasa Style reviews why this remarkably smooth dram is also surprisingly complex just as long you taste it long enough to savour it rather than quaff it down.



Glenmorangie's lineup

Glenmorangie's offerings










Glenmorangie's tasting notes
 
 Tasting notes video featuring Dr. Bill Lumsden, Head of Distilling and Whisky Creation



SukasaStyle tasting notes
A light golden colour reveals a refreshing nose that reminded your taster of Terry's chocolate orange from his youth.

For those you have never had or heard of Terry's chocolate orange, the nose of Glenmorangie's 10 year expression was reminiscent of a mixture of chocolate, orange and flowers.

On the spectrum of flavours, the palate continued to show notes of citrus fruits, spice and vanilla. The remarkable aspect is the dram's remarkable smoothness: it could be mistaken for a higher end blended malt and, given that, it is a perfect entry malt to those dipping their palates into the sublime complexity of single malts. But for those with a nose and a palate for more, this isn't a one dimensional dram: savour it and the finish rewards you more hints of orange, chocolate and even some dried fruit and cream. It has been awhile but it reminded the reviewer of Macallan's 15 year expression.

Price in Ontario (LCBO): $69.95 for 750ml
Price at Peace Bridge: ~$45 for 1L
Serve: straight.

Sukasa Stars: 4.5 / 5
Quality Price Ratio: Excellent - Outstanding

Reviewed by Arijit Banik for SukasaStyle.

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