Glenmorangie 10yr The Original Review

Glenmorangie 10 The Original Review

Glenmorangie 10 is some seriously tasty stuff. Labeled as The Original, this flagship offering from Glenmorangie shows just how good a baseline offering can be when you take your time to craft a quality product. It’s light, fruity, malty and has depth of flavor that is hard to beat at its age and for its price.

Glenmorangie started as a farm brewery but in 1843 it began distilling. In 2004 the Distillery was sold to Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton for around $300 million Pounds and soon after the purchase the now iconic curvy bottles were introduced. This look and the renaming of the different variants to French sounding names has helped position Glenmorangie as a luxury brand and it’s Ealanta was named best whisky in the world for 2013.

Overall this is a mighty tasty whisky and among my favorites. It’s light, fruity and malty without being overly sweet and cloying. The variety of fruit and sweet notes help keep this dram balanced and interesting. There is a cool refreshing quality that, paired with the delightful flavor and aroma, make this a daily drinker that is never boring and always a welcome sight to see sitting in my glass.

Enjoyed a glass of Glenmo 10 recently? Add your thoughts below, I’d love to read them.

Glenmorangie 10yr The Original Review

ABV: 43%
Price: $36
Distiller: Glenmorangie

Pale honey with flecks of green

Big floral and fruity notes come wafting out of the glass with malt coming up close behind. Honey paves the way for some banana nut muffin and a sweet natural tasting vanilla.

Big rolling waves of tropical fruit, orchard fruit and malt surge out of the glass and coat the palate like a blanket. Some patches of honey and graham cracker are sewn in with a sweet buttery thread.

Smooth and almost refreshing going down.

Medium long and filled with rich tropical fruit and malt.

SCORE: 90/100

Josh Peters

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12 Responses to Glenmorangie 10yr The Original Review

  1. I love the whole line of Glenmorangie (a bottle of Nectar D’Or waits fetchingly in my cabinet for the right guest) for the high quality of The Original and the exploration of discovering what they’ve done with the finishing casks on the foundation. The price point of The Original can’t be beat for what you get, which is a nuance and uniqueness of flavors that I just haven’t found anywhere else. So many scotches fall in line with similarities to other brands: not Glenmo. It is a must to have one of them on hand, as it will please any scotch drinker who happens by. Many blessings…

  2. Great review Josh. You inspired me to pick up a bottle and I fell in love with it right away. In fact, it was for sale ($12 off) so I went back the next day to pick up two more bottles. Your tasting note under Nose “banana nut muffin” couldn’t be more spot on.

  3. My 2 favorite Glenmorangie is this 10 yr Original, and the 12 yr Nectar D’or.

    I too picked up a few extra bottles when it was on sale for $29…Solid value.

  4. I first bought a bottle about 1983 and have been buying off and on since then. It was and still is a great buy and a daily drinker. Currently have a bottle of the Tusail and Companta open and enjoy both, but need to pick up a Ten.

  5. Picked up a bottle a few months ago. Always a good dram. Down to about a 1/3 of a bottle and it has totally lost what alcohol burn it had. Very good nose and pleasing palate. Absolute great buy, just like it has been for over 30 years. No drop-off with this one.

  6. I too like The Original. I’d have to say my favourite,thus far,is the Quinta Ruban. The nose is incredible with those port wine notes as well as it’s being non-chill filtered and natural colour. The sherry notes of the Lasanta are more subdued, but it is excellent as well. I have the Nectar d’Or and 18 year old in my pantry waiting to be sampled.

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