Review No.18. Glenmorangie 10 Year Old

This is the ONE that got me onto my journey so I acknowledge that my views on this will be biased.  I actually find that I am defensive of the Glenmorangie 10 year old whenever I read or watch reviews that claim it to be average.  I have not seen anyone give this a poor rating yet and I am not quite sure what my reaction will be if I ever come across one.


Whisky: Glenmorangie 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 40% vol.

Nose: Floral, hay, citrus, orange, vanilla

Taste: Orange, clove, citrus, honey

Finish: Creamy and chocolatey

Score: 4

Summary: If you have not tried the Glenmorangie 10 year old then you must add this to your list of whiskies to try.  This single malt exhibits classic flavours that are often associated with highland whiskies.  The honey and zesty flavour work well together and it works well as a summer whisky for me.  I find this to be very approachable and see it as the type of whisky that could convert a lot of people over to being fans of whisky.  I don’t stock this at home very often as there are so many to try out there but if there is one whisky that I would keep as a permanent fixture on my whisky shelf then it is the Glenmorangie 10.  It is dependable in many ways  – consistent in quality and always stocked in supermarkets; these are the qualities that make the Glenmorangie 10 above average in my view.



Scoring scale: My scores reflect a balance of the overall experience, availability and cost for a whisky,

1 – not to my preference

2 – tastes fine but does not excite me

3 – more to my liking and would revisit occasionally

4 – very much to my liking and would consider as a regular feature on my whisky shelf

5 – permanent feature on my whisky shelf


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