Scotch Single Malt - Highland - 2014
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Distillers' Single Malts 12 years and under - 2014
International Spirits Challenge
Highlands & Islands up to 12yo - 2013
The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
Single Malt Scotch - to 12 Yrs - 2013
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Scotch Single Malt - Highland - 2013
Insider knowledge: Glenmorangie 10 Year Old Original whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Glenmorangie 10 Year Old Original whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Very fruity and thick. Rich notes of lemon, nectarine and apple. Spices.
Palate: Fresh and balanced, vanilla. Boiled sweets, very creamy, tiramisu, toffee.
Finish: Quite long, gentle, malty and very fruity.
I performed a blind taste test with 4 dinner guests. The samples included 4 different levels of Johnnie Walker and this Glenmorangie original 10 year old. The guests recognized Johnnie Walker Blue label as being the smoothest and had the best flavor. Johnnie Walker Black label came in second. Johnnie Walker Platinum label came in third and Johnnie Walker Gold label forth and dead last was this Glenmorangie. The Glenmorangie had too much of an alcohol bite and not much flavor.
18th August 2014
A very smooth drinkable dram....... Pleasantly spicy, fruity and not to creamy, just right. O.k, it's not that sophisticated on the palate, but still one of my favourites, and you cannot go wrong for the price of it!
26th July 2014
Drinking straight-up, no ice, no adulteration - and it tastes like a mix of cheap whiskey that you can get for 10 bucks a bottle and a pretentious one that goes at 10 times that. Applying the laws of averages - it is not an Auchentoshan, or a Glenfiddich or a Laphroig, and neither is it as smooth as a blend from JW. Unless my opinion changes shortly, this would be the first and last bottle ..
12th July 2014
I am a huge fan of the Islay's. This Scotch is, of course, no peat-bog-ashtray-in-your-mouth-died-and-gone-to-heaven Islay, but it is smooth, flavorful, and a nice diversion from my norm. I bought it on a whim and chose it for the decent rating and good price - and was not disappointed. My son, new to the game, enjoys it as well. I've also enjoyed numerous other single malts over the years and this ranks well among them. In fact, I liked it enough that I was looking for ratings on other Glenmorangie products to try (Quinta Ruban, Lasanta, Nectar D'Or) when I found this web page. I rarely make comments on the "interwebs", but I liked this reasonably priced gem enough to do so. Slainte!
1st July 2014
utterly reliable, you always know what you're getting - and what you're getting is something all Scots know is great value for money. A lovely fresh taste, fruity, balanced and a nice long malt tang on the tongue to finish. A real Desert Island Malt!!!
25th June 2014
It is smooth, but it, well it just doesn't explode with flavors. Its just one burst of lemon, that takes forever to fade away.. Got a deal on this for 40 bucks, plus it has 3 samplers of older and different barrel scotches. For the same amount of money, actually less, you can go to Costco and get a superb bottle of 18 year old Highland single malt scotch. Ill drink this and enjoy it for what it is and then move on to the next bottle for tasting. Maybe there 18 year old bottles will fill the palate more.
Smooth, fruity and very tasty.
18th June 2014
Just started carrying at our Costco, Palm Beach Gardens,Fl. Seems to be selling quite well.
17th June 2014
i heard that this is the best-selling scotch in scotland? i wonder why? i found it to have too much of an alcohol 'bite' to it, not smooth. and at 43% abv, i didn't want to add much water. it just didn't rock my world. will not repurchase.
29th May 2014
best i've ever had- smooooooooth
22nd May 2014
The color, like Lillet amazing
Floral ,light, yet mature.
17th May 2014
Just got this one as a gift from a good friend (a lady), having 10y Laphroaig in my backpack, so we tasted both. Quite a contrast of course. While fulfilling the description above, it doesn't lack subtle complexity. I'm rather peaty smoky fan, but this just tasted good and as many have written before - it's an easy drink, not only for ladies.
9th May 2014
This was recommended by a lifelong scotch drinking friend. I am not disappointed, a great value.
27th April 2014
Was browsing the isles at the liquor store. Not into the peaty stuff like laphroaig, yet... I have a hard time enjoying that strong islay stuff. I like JW Black and Blue et al, and this stuff is smooth and very tasty! Great price too!
15th April 2014
Very good stuff, this will decently be one of my basics. You can keep on adding water, without loosing complexity. Impressing for a 10 year old.
14th April 2014
Very easy drinking. Nice to the palate.
If you are experiened drinker, I can understand the low rating.
However, as it stands, it's a very decent piece of whisky.
18th March 2014
there is nothing wrong with the Original and this is it's main problem. it's ok but bland.
11th March 2014
the nose is excellent.....vanilla toffee marshmallow. palate is good too with the vanilla
and citrus notes. I absolutely love the finish as well fairly long and a tiny bit smoky with more vanilla and citrus as well as pepper.
1st March 2014
Tried Balvenie Double Cask, Glenfiddich 12, Glenlivet 12 and now this. This is by far more interesting, smoother and easier to have a second dram. Having said that, it's also quietly shy in the peat department, but I think that's why people love it. Peat is either entirely lacking or buried under the citrus/floral notes. Overall, I'd say if you want something easy to drink that l
17th February 2014
I've been sticking to the uber-peat Islay scotches, but I picked this one up from a store that had no other selection and don't regret the small peat break. I enjoy it (especially the price.) I'm still craving a glass of Laphroaig 10 yr, but I'm pleased with this as a bottle to alternate with, so that my other whiskies last a little longer. For me, the orange peel taste is a little too prominent, but it's very smooth (I drink it with one ice cube; found two cubes to dilute it too much.)
12th February 2014
A good everyday dram. Those with a more advanced palate will pick up the flavours, but I think a lot of the reviews on here are from new drinkers, or those that don't enjoy a dram and just want to drink.
9th February 2014
This shit is awful.
26th January 2014
very good, smooth whisky
24th January 2014
I am a big fan of single malts. I have always seen Glenmorangie on shelves of the my liquor store, but for some reason never bought it. My son gave a me this bottle for Christmas, this year. I restrain myself from buying single malts all the time due to their higher prices compared to their American cousins. However, I can actually afford Glenmorangie 10 year old, on a regular basis.
Please don't change a thing, including the prices :).
26th December 2013
forgot to give stars with previous review-- here they are
15th December 2013
Always delicious; Sometimes makes your taste-buds work for the reward of deeper complexities, sometimes gives up its prize more easily. Reckon could be down to temperature effecting what it gives off: Unless, of course, it's the palate that has 'moods'. It's a bright cheerful whisky that'd be refreshing in summer evenings, or warming on winter nights. Lot going on for a standard price malt. Some people don't get it, but could be down to temperature or their not being receptive enough.
If you're new to whisky I think this is a good starting point as it goes down easy and the flavours aren't too overwhelming for the inexperienced. I fully admit to being a complete novice when it comes to whisky (though I have tried my fair share) but if I was to chose an 'everyday dram', this would definitely be a contender!
9th December 2013
This whisky is a good starting point for people who like sweet liquor like port, brandy, etc. It is also a good starting point for people who like smoky whiskies, bourbons who want to ease their way towards the fruity/sweet world of port and sherry cask whiskies or softer/maltier speyside and lowland scotches. It's the fruit, honey, and vanilla notes that will excite someone useto Irish Whisky.
6th December 2013
2nd December 2013
Smile.. you've just tasted the fruits of a love egg!
it begs the question why when all you have to do is try and fish it out if a can?!!
Doh idiot !!
first dram in craven a cottages halfway up the an field slope to bedmibgton.
could you at least try with easing it past the guard!!??
talk about Albert RN!
oh at least pretend to enjoy it by slurping hard!
Good night cap.
26th November 2013
I love Scotch more than Ron Burgundy. For my <$50 choices, Glenmorangie reigns supreme. I'd stack it against my favorite $50-$75 choice, The Glenlivet 18 Yr Old.
(Prices in CAD)
20th November 2013
I like this. However, I only buy it when it is on offer? Why is that? Is it not that good? Is it not as fashionable? Is it too commonly available? I Can't figure it out... but I tend to plump for Balvenie or the Lasanta instead....
1st November 2013
Had this and enjoy the smooth vanilla notes.
26th October 2013
I picked up a bottle here in Miami,FL. for $29.99. A definate bargain. This is a very easy drinking whisky. I do leave the bottle open for 24hrs, cause this 10 yr expression can be a little restless when first opened. Its smooth,sweet and nutty. Lemons,traces of milk chocolate, fresh pastry, and the unmistakable freshness of florals and perfumes that Glenmorangie is famous for. If you let it sit in your glass for 15 min, The milk chocolate will creep up ever so slightly. Probably the most complex single malt under $40.00. Highly recommended, if you are on a budget.
18th October 2013
Haters are always around for the great, It's unavoidable. However they may yell that someone or something isn't worth your time and money, think and try for yourself. I personally love this Scotch for it's subtle complexity and long spicy finish, and no it does not I repeat NOT need to be chilled to enjoy it's wonderful flavors. To you who are looking for a great everyday dram, this is the one, and to the haters.......... no one is listening.
4th October 2013
I have never been a whiskey drinker (except from winning a bottle after a rugby tournament on Islay and wasting it on a drunken night immediately after to numb the pain) however after doing some bodywork repair on a colleges car he gave me a bottle of Glenmorangie Original 10, I have always been a vodka drinker usually drinking it straight (expensive vodkas) and whilst watching my F1 off a backshift decided to try it.
Wow really surprised nice flavour and goes down well, so much so I went online to see different reviews as I now quite fancy getting a premium bottle.
23rd September 2013
A great tasting Scotch, deserves every compliment indeed. First tried straight. Smokey and hints of vanilla combined with charcoal. Got to admire the concentration of a wonderful single malted Scotch. A must buy again type, rather than a try first, regret later. Do not serve on rocks, but do try chilled and straight or paired with ginger ale.
14th September 2013
Compared with other big name distilleries, this is a better entry than most. A little more assertive, a little more complex, but won't blow you away with either. As a whisky bar owner, I find myself going to this one when I don't want to think too much about nuances, but don't want a bland malt either.
5th September 2013
Smooth, sweet, with a hint of vanilla, chocolate... Got a 1l bottle for £35, can't complain.
18th August 2013
You can always recognize the Glenmorangie signature. I'm really fan of this distillary. This malt is a 10 years old matured and you easily feel this. Citrus, fruity with a delicious smell. Fresh and little spicy. Great whisky!!
20th July 2013
For a ten year old its good, some interesting flavour notes maybe to much of vanilla but that's pleasant.
Comparing to its price point competitors a very very good drop and a staple of any whisky collection. Always replaced once finished very drinkable dram.
12th July 2013
Easy to drink. Tastes like vanilla and honey. Great finish
4th July 2013
Nose:23. Delicate but complex. Creamy with a fruity nose. Hints of pineapple, peach and dried fruit. Very slight marzipan notes.
Palate:24. Creamy and sweet yet very gentle and delicate. Fruity and floral but neither overstated or understated.
Finish:24. An excellent and gently warming mid finish.
Balance:24. An excellent balance from a complex whisky. Delicate, gentle, smooth and soothing. Nothing overpowering.
Overall:95. An excellent whisky. Worthy of its price. A wonderfully delicate journey from buying the ticket to coming home.
31st May 2013
Its very good experience for the price,citric, honeyed sweet and vanilla; delicate finish. I recomend no more of two ices for glass.
13th May 2013
It's a rare moment to be saying this but having to choose between an unimaginative blend, like JW or Teachers, or this one, I'd take the blend... or maybe just settle for a glass of water instead.
2nd May 2013
A very nice, easy drinking 10 year single malt. A nice alternative to a blend for every day drinking.
20th April 2013
Fruity? It is just malty oaky and very very sugary stuff!
20th February 2013
I usually expect some peat/smoke influence in scotch. This one has little/none. Instead it is light and sweet with a creamy smoothness that is so nice. This is the best selling single malt in Scotland for a reason. I love the simplicity that a younger malt offers.
8th February 2013
I have a major soft spot for Glenmorangie and I do not mind drinking this, yet I had a serious epiphany when I lined up this version against the previous version. Wow!!! If you all think that this one is tasty, you may not know how much of a let down this is from the much smoother, fuller, and more delicate round bottle version. I'm making the old version my bar staple.
Firstly, you have to remember this is an entry level scotch, it is not made to challenge bottles of 4 times the price. For what you pay its a very easy drinking and enjoyable Single Malt. Its uncomplicated and smooth with a gentle aftertaste. Its a great drink for anyone thats new to whisky drinking, in a nutshell - for the money you cant go wrong.
30th January 2013
I dink and enjoy all whisky, from the lightly flavored ones to the smoky peats. However, until tonight (12/1/13), I've never have Glenmorangie...man, I've been missing out. I enjoyed a wee dram over one rock of ice and enjoyed a "nice and easy" drink of vanilla, caramel, toffee and marshmallow. I usually drink the other Glens, Glenfiddich and Glenlivet, but after tonight's dram, I'm very happy to have the Glenmorangie in my collection.
13th January 2013
Maybe I got a better bottling because for the price I found this to be a marvelous whisky. It is wonderfully balanced and full bodied, and for a 10 year old malt has a surprisingly long finish marked with toffee and pepper. I can not stress enough how much I enjoyed the pepper notes in this whisky, truly great and something which is being replaced or superseded by peat nowadays. It is still a great fruity malt with apples, moldy/nutty orange, and citrus tastes with vanilla butterscotch aromas. Highly recommended especially if you can get it cheap in a supermarket. NB check out the 18 year old expression, very nice.
31st December 2012
Just special enough to be enjoyed by itself, and to be savoured. Quite a closed taste and benefits from ice/water. Toffee and Caramel, lovely Scotch. Would certainly recommend as beginner's Single Malt. Enjoy
23rd December 2012
Had a wee dram this AM (1900 Glasgow Hours), my first. More fruity then Glengoyne,more aromatic than the Glenlivet, and more complex than the Glenfiddich..great to start with before dinner. the creamy texture and ethereal fruitiness is as haunting as the Scottish Cat of the highlands!! enjoy the pleasantries of this 10YO!
18th December 2012
Girlfriend, car etc and Glenmorangie was my 1st 'proper' whisky. Good dependable entry level dram and more refined than the Glenfiddich 12 yo and more flavoursome than the Glenlivet.
8th December 2012
Nice range of flavors especially when taken neat. One of my favorites for the price. I do not recommend over ice as you will lose the high notes. Still my go-to from Glenmorangie. If you like this you will also likely enjoy the d'or.
16th November 2012
30th August 2012
I found this scotch to be dull, and felt it had more alcohol burn than much in the way of interesting flavors. Not a smooth scotch.
22nd August 2012
Glenmorangie was my first initiation into good scotch. Having worked as a bartender and the awful stuff that we used to serve as bar scotch... Glenmorangie became my regular and was a great starting point to an almost obscene love affair with scotch. It's my personal "bar scotch" and the better ones, are consumed sparingly...
14th August 2012
Glenmorangie original (10) is a decent staple whisky especially on an entry level basis. lovely sweetness and honey notes and for under £30. This isn't one to sit down with and explore this is a whisky made to enjoy in the most simple way possible. Drink it.
15th July 2012
On first taste I was surprised by the sweetness, but this is an excellent smooth whisky. I still prefer it to all the Glenmorangie wood finishes, especially because of the surprisingly complex and fragrant nose.
22nd June 2012
finer balanced Whisky, good light whisky for person looking to be introduced to the world of Malt. 92/100
26th April 2012
This is a classic whisky, the poor reviews here are undeserved (1 out of 10! Serve chilled!! WTF!!!). The balance and complexity is what makes this a world class whisky, ignore the haters this is renowned for a reason.
18th April 2012
A great middle range whisky. Robust, smoky, rich. A great every day whisky.
21st December 2011
6th December 2011
I am not a big fan of this particular scotch.. it is simply overwhelmed with the "vanilla" flavor and I was unable to taste any other notes.. except cold temperature seems to bring out the flavors.. so perhaps if the bottle were chilled it could taste better.
8th November 2011
Excellent early summer dram. Citrus with sweet cream that becomes peppery. Spicy pepper citrus aftertaste lingers. Great on a warm spring day. Very enjoyable for the price.
28th October 2011
As far as your run-of-the-mill 10-year old single malts go, this one is right up there with the very best. Love the citrussy notes.
27th January 2011
I simply just don't like it. Better to save for 21 years Glenfarclas...
13th October 2010