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Glenmorangie 10y Original with Dan

Highlands
Review
Reviews with Dan
Scotland
Single Malt

The first bottle out of the Discovery Pack is the big bottle of Glenmorangie 10y.  Since the three sample bottles are all based on this scotch aged an additional 2 years in various wine casks, we figured it made the most sense to start with this one, so as to have a more informed palate.

glenmorangie.com really want you to know how important heritage is to their craftspeopleship (haha, no, it’s just dudes). They’re called the 16 Men of Tain so you can just make your own fun with that. They seem to have some sort of apprenticeship program where they only hire new… uh… “cheeky wee boys” when the old bros retire. (The cynic in me checked Google for anything untoward, but nothing was found.) And it also reminds me of that Stephenson experiment with the rhesus monkeys a bit.

Anyway, enough jokes at, and disparaging comments about, people who make a pretty good drink. Here’s what we thought:

smell
Dan – wine & grape, alcohol, citrus, wood
Simon – sherry or white wine, burn in the nose, little smoke

neat
Dan – smooth, more oak, little acidity
Simon – sweet & dry, light

splash
Dan – slight spiciness, burn remains. citrus rind aftertaste. better without splash
Simon – sweet, bright, honey. nice mouthfeel

Glenmorangie 10y Original – 40% 750ml – $67.25 – Highlands

Try it? Yes. Buy it? Yes.

 

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