Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
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

€ 37,59

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Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie The Original

152 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.05 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. Misery scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. HammerHead scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

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

  7. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 67 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      63 63

  8. P.K.S scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    it's a reely easy drinking, reely good dram. a lot of fruty flaver and honny, Vanilla lovely dram. recomended

  9. Archer scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Very smooth, very soft. Does not hurt in the least, does not challenge. May also taste those who have nothing else to do with whisky.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  10. IIIZIII scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Restrained, light lowland character. Light fresh, unripe fruits. A hint of grassiness, lemon, unrioe banana, green apple, slight creaminess
    • Taste
      Creamy, lightly oaky. Almost no arrival, and a very short development, into a medium/short finish. Custardy, light vanilla


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