Very light and floral, vanilla. Some unpleasant bitterness on the finish. I could not find much wrong with it, but not anything to speak about either. All in all a weak, harmless and light whisky good for little more than preparing ones palate for proper stuff.
Nose: Honey and heather flowers take the lead. Citrus and vanilla are also present. A very sweet and accessible dram. Adding water rewards you with peaches, ripe grapes and a bit of crème brulée.
Taste: Sweetness of honey, vanilla and floral accents. This reminds me of violets. Near the end I'm getting something nutty. Perhaps almonds. Water strengthens the floral and nutty flavours. There's also some lemon zest.
Finish: Quite short with a nutty after-taste. Like putting an almond immersed in honey in your mouth.
Conclusion: A typical Highlander. The sweetness and floral flavours make it very accessible.
My tasting notes can be found on my A Tasty Dram blogspot: http://tastydram.blogspot.be/2014/02/glenmorangie-10-year-old-original.htmlMy original tasting notes (in Dutch) can be found on my tumblr blog A Tasty Dram: http://tastydram.tumblr.com/post/49706054351/glenmorangie-10-the-original
The golden Glenmorangie arouses curiosity, a whisky that has placed the bar high for the competition. Has for at least 10 years aged in American oak from the forests of the Ozark Mountains, Missouri, owned by the distillery itself.