Glenmorangie 10-years-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Original
Stated Age
10 years old
1st & 2nd Fill American White Oak Casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L12 032 09:38 6ML
Added on
04 Nov 2007 5:24 pm

Average value

€ 37.47

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Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie 10-years-old

161 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.99 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    There must be some batch variation here judging by the scores, I also think some people are too harsh on Glenmorangie 10 year, it is almost fashionable to knock its quality these days, I have got this at 88 points before now and having some from a new bottle yeah its not earth shattering but it does the basics very well, and it is balanced and for £30 much better quality than some of the manufactured rubbish NAS kicking around now.
    I still like this, a great session malt and I always enjoy it and sod it on the strength of the latest bottles 85.86 points for this one, if it had more depth of profile I would score it higher.
    Drinking whisky is all about enjoyment and I always enjoy this.
    This is a good session malt
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 80 points Administrator

    Light, accessible and rather undemanding - that's probably the best way to describe Glenmorangie's 10-year-old entry-level Single Malt. Matured exclusively in ex-bourbon casks, the nose is fresh and clean with unripe, sour fruits (green apples and grapes), vanilla cream and honey. With water, some herbal/minty notes start to emerge. On the palate, it arrives spirity and aromatic with citrus fruits, pears and nutmeg, turning more dry and bitter in the development. The finish is of medium length, nutty and mildly spicy. Solid average but nothing special.

    RATING: 3.0/5.0 stars ≙ 80 pts → AVERAGE
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Apples, baking spices, floral, perfume, grass climbing, citrus, sweet fruits, honey notes on nose.

    Sweet, vanilla, apples, honey, citrus, caramel, cream, fruits note on nose.

    Short finish with spices, apples, vanilla, oak and honey notes.

  4. Falnor scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    Quite easy, drinkable, not very special but affordable. A fair combination for this entry level malt
    • Nose
      Sweet spring apples and citrus fruit like orange and lime. Honey and cereals with some butter.
    • Taste
      Again the apples and vanilla with honey and cream. A little fudge. Not so complex and quite the easy drinker.
    • Finish
      Short finish. At the end slightly spicy, but the sweet vanilla with citrus is the main part.

  5. erwinnlim scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    A very accessible and well balanced entry level whisky.
    • Nose
      Green apples and pears, vanilla, some light floral notes as well. No alcohol burn. Very light and pleasant
    • Taste
      Thin on the palate but a good balance of caramel sweetness and oak spice from the ex-bourbon barrels.
    • Finish
      Not much in the finish, it is short and pleasant but nothing more

  6. pdby scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    There are no particular complaints to him, but it's hard to call him memorable.
    • Nose
      Flower meadow, freshly cut grass, fresh yellow apples, honey, vanilla and white grapes.
    • Taste
      Light bitter-sour base of citrus zest, followed by ripe apples, easy, transparent, a piece of wood, a little bitterness of dandelion petals.
    • Finish
      Dry, short, empty, hay and vanilla.

  7. HammerHead scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      77 77

  8. valasios scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. ezioaudit scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur


    A strong contender for ideal whisky for beginners, like so many of us, Glenmorangie was one of my first-contact malts. Amazingly, this is my first ‘proper’ GlenMo 10 review.

    BOTTLE #1
    C: It’s been a few years since I had the GlenMo 10, but my appetite for it hasn’t wavered, and I’m a sucker for these gentile malt styles [Tomintoul, Glencadam, Balblair,…]. I absolutely caned this bottle, not even filing it. Staying consistent year on year, it noses as a lovely fluffy honeyed malt with pear drops and pineapples, a youthful style that was typical of new distilleries before STR became so prevalent, a style GlenMo has nurtured and nailed. Faultless in its class, a world without Glenmorangie 10 is a loss indeed.

    At £26 [one of the best BFYB going right now, discuss], I went and bought another as a daily drinker.

    TAKE 2

    N: No need to dig too far when we know its a fairly shallow affair. Enjoy top notes then of flour-covered bread-flour-battered apple & pear [drop] fruits with the emphasis on the flour. From this fluffy floured fruitiness with a touch of vanilla custard, I frequently pick up shades of Mackmyra. Was GlenMo or Balblair perhaps an influence for this Swedish distillery, or is the profile [particularly of the Bruks] just a coincidence? On cue, Angela D’Orazio tells us [at TBWC’s World Whisky Summit], that Mackmyra decided not to follow the Scottish model from the beginning.

    T: A lightly-floured waxy < chalky white wine-like [Cox] apple skin-tannic cider/calvados chew, though it doesn’t hang around.

    F: A soft-fresh sharpness cuts into the travel, finishing on chalky green barley. What a touch of underlying peat-malt wouldn’t add to this, my word! How about a [mild] peat week just occasionally LVMH? [#missingatrick]. Whilst we wait, blend in some soft peated whisky for yourself [Springbank for example which I had to hand], for the [somewhat] desired result.

    C: As vital for whisky enthusiasts as neon socks and Puma bags were for many kids in the 1980s, the Original 10yo is an incredibly competent, very safe go-to whisky, though, despite its solid presence, I’ve always a feeling that there should/could be more. Whilst Glenmorangie’s excellent Quarter Century bottling remains the best GlenMo I’ve had, I’ve not yet had an absolute belter. As an entry-level single malt, however, the 10yo is an ideal place to start and/or accompany one’s whisky journey.


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