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GLENMORANGIE
Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Converted from the Morangie Brewery. Rebuilt in 1887 and agin in 1979 when the number of stills were increased from two to four.

One of the smallest distilleries which has for years been the best selling malt in the UK, and third in the world. A noted feature of the distillery is that the stills have very tall necks, at 16ft10ins.

Distillery: The Glenmorangie Distillery
Owner: Glenmorangie, Broxburn, Midlothian
Region: North Highlands
Water Source: Springs in the Tarlogie hills above the distillery.

Expressions
Glenmorangie, 10-year-old
Glenmorangie, 18-year-old
Glenmorangie Cote Du Nuits Wood Finish, 1975
Glenmorangie Claret Wood Finish
Glenmorangie Cognac Finish
Glenmorangie Distillery Manager's Choice

Michael Jackson
"Delicately spicy. In younger ages, an aperitif; in older ages, after dinner".

GLENMORANGIE, 10-year-old, 40 vol

Malt Whisky File: John Lamon & Robin Tucek

Sweetness - 4 Peatiness - 4 Availability - 10

Color - Good light gold / plae straw. Nose - Fresh, medium-bodied, steely with floral notes and a touch of peat. Flavor - Light, fresh,slightly smoky with oily creaminess. Finish - Sweet with good length.


Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Color - Pale gold. Nose - Spicy (cinnamon, walnut, sandalwood?), with some flowery sweetness, fresh, a whiff of the sea, enticing.
Body
- On the light side of medium, but with some viscosity.
Palate
- Spicy, flowery, and malty-sweet tones that are creamy, almost buttery. Finish - Long and rounded.

Score 80

 

GLENMORANGIE 18-year-old, 43% abv

Malt Whisky File: John Lamon & Robin Tucek

Sweetness - 4 Peatiness - 4 Availability - 6

Color - Honey-amber with good gold highlights. Nose - Fresh, salty, nutty (almonds), with an edge of sweetness, quite full and round. Flavor - Smooth, medium-dry, fresh, good nut-oily glycerine, quite full-bodied Finish -Medium-dry, spicy, long and almost creamy.


Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Color - Full reddish-amber. Nose - Sherry, mint, walnuts, sappy, oaky. Body - Medium, smooth, fleshier. Palate - Sherryish and sweet at first, more walnuts, then the whole pot-pourri of spiciness. Finish -Aromatic, nutty, lightly oaky.

Score 80

GLENMORANGIE Claret Wood Finish, 43% abv

Malt Whisky File: John Lamon & Robin Tucek

Sweetness - 6 Peatiness - 3 Availability - 1

Color - Mid-amber with old gold highlights. Nose - Soft, quite delicate, but with good weight, medium-sweet, rich and unctuous with notes of vanilla, toffee, fudge and fruit cake. Palate - SRound, rich, smooth, medium-sweet, toffeeyed and quite full-bodied. Finish - Long, rich and elegant with very gentle tannins. Notes - finished in a Premier Cru Bordeaux cask.

Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Color - Orangey amber. Nose - Fruity, frangrant, cedary. Body -Firm, drying on the tongue. Palate - Dry, cedary start. Becoming slightly raisiny. Long development of more spicy notes.Finish - Dry, with a slightly cookie-like sweetness and fruity perfuminess.

Score 87

Read the ratings on all the products from Glenmorangie in these excellent pocket-size publications, available now on WhiskyMan.com;
Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Malt Whisky File: John Lamon & Robin Tucek

 


WhiskyMan.com's Keith Lovegrove with Glenmorangie and Ardbeg's immensely informative Anthony Burnet at WhiskyFest, New York.

Glenmorangie Single Malt
10 Year-Old

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Glenmorangie Single Malt
18 Year-Old

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