Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Glenmorangie 10 Original Review

Hi everyone,

Back with more whisky I should have reviewed ages ago, the classic Glenmo 10. Being the distillery with the tallest stills, its known for having a light character.
And I leant recently that independent bottlings of Glenmorangie are super rare because any that’s sold off is teaspooned and sold under the name Westport. You can find some unteaspooned but it can’t have the Glenmo name on, and to avoid confusion some have taken to putting giraffes on the labels…
Anyway, I remembered that I forgot to remember to put my notes on my laptop so I went out and sourced some locally.
 
Glenmorangie 10 40%
Colour: Gold
Body: Light
Nose: Fresh and malty, green apple, lemon, some vanilla and pastry, green melon, a tiny bit of oak. Bit of a vague nose though.
Taste: Soft, lacking power and abv, lemon and green apple, melon maybe, then some generic spice coming through with a little oak and ginger.
Finish: Short length. Soft, lacking structure here, some vanilla.
The whole whisky feels a vague and lacks structure in my opinion. Some drams of Glenmo 10 I’ve had have been better. One in particular quite impressed me, so perhaps batch variance is in play or maybe I’ve changed.
62/100

Thanks for reading!

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