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:
Dan – wine & grape, alcohol, citrus, wood
Simon – sherry or white wine, burn in the nose, little smoke
Dan – smooth, more oak, little acidity
Simon – sweet & dry, light
Dan – slight spiciness, burn remains. citrus rind aftertaste. better without splash
Simon – sweet, bright, honey. nice mouthfeel
Try it? Yes. Buy it? Yes.