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Glenmorangie 10 Year Old Original

(70cl, 40.0%)
Glenmorangie 10 Year Old Original

Awards for Glenmorangie Original

Gold
Gold

Scotch Single Malt - Highland - 2014

International Wine & Spirit Competition

Silver
Silver

Distillers' Single Malts 12 years and under - 2014

International Spirits Challenge

Master
Master

Highlands & Islands up to 12yo - 2013

The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)

Gold
Gold

Single Malt Scotch - to 12 Yrs - 2013

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Silver Outstanding
Silver Outstanding

Scotch Single Malt - Highland - 2013

International Wine & Spirit Competition

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Glenmorangie Original Bottling Note

Original is the core bottling in the Glenmorangie range, released to replace the old 10 year old. This really is a classic malt, so creamy and fruity.
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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

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.

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    User Reviews of the Glenmorangie 10 Year Old Original

    excellent on the lighter side

    very nice taste, extremely smooth. the notes of vanilla make it taste almost bourbon-like (which I don't mind at all). If you like smokey, peaty whisky, stay away from this though. It's much more of a lighter, clearer flavor.

    17th November 2014

    great taste and value.

    This malt is amazing. Very smooth.

    2nd November 2014

    Good lighter fare

    I cannot for the life of me taste any dish soap. I find it quite good. A touch light but not in a negative way for my tastes. Perhaps rinse the glasses better?

    1st November 2014

    Dish soap

    Because it was a gift from my son I will give it a star. However, my first taste was "hey" tastes like dish soap. Check the Waterford glass. Not that, but too much alcohol and very little taste.Not recomended, I prefer a little smoke, maybe Highland Park.

    25th October 2014

    It's not bad...

    I'm more of a smoky peaty kind of guy, but this isn't too bad. It's sweet and smooth, with lots of lingering fruity tastes on the tongue. Chilled is much better, just one ice cube seems to be right for two fingers worth. Overall, I'd say this is worth the 30 bucks I paid, but would prefer the peat I love so much!

    24th October 2014

    best 10 year

    Best 10 year but try the 12 year and Quinta ruban. Easy to drink, good intro to single malt along with Glenlivet 12 and Laphroaig 12.

    23rd October 2014

    Not Pleased

    I found it to have a harsh alcohol taste and not as much actual flavor.

    7th October 2014

    Nectar

    Unbeatable at the price. If you don't like this, you don't like whisky

    6th October 2014

    Cheap

    Do they even bother to store this in barrels or do they just keep it in a metal vat for 10 years. This is better than any of the cheap blend scotches but for a few bucks more you can get single malt that is 10X as good.

    2nd October 2014

    One word - boring

    Fruity, not terribly smooth, hardly any flavor, zero mouth feel. If I'm trying to be cheap, Speyburn 10 is a better option. That's harsher, but at least it's interesting.

    16th September 2014

    Quality Reliable Malt

    No wonder it sells so well in Scotland. Benchmark malt that never fails for me.

    11th September 2014

    Pleasant,...not terribly special

    I believe. This is easy to sip, nice citrus notes too, but not something that screams "have another laddie."

    5th September 2014

    Not Smooth at all

    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

    Best value malt out there...........

    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

    First taste - very middle of the road

    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

    Very nice for a change up

    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

    my kind of single malt

    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

    First Taste

    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.

    25th June 2014

    Damn good for the price.....

    Smooth, fruity and very tasty.

    18th June 2014

    new2me

    Just started carrying at our Costco, Palm Beach Gardens,Fl. Seems to be selling quite well.

    17th June 2014

    didn't like it

    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

    mr b evans

    best i've ever had- smooooooooth

    22nd May 2014

    Glenmorangie

    Outstanding Love it The color, like Lillet amazing Floral ,light, yet mature.

    17th May 2014

    Smooth, fine drink

    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

    New customer

    This was recommended by a lifelong scotch drinking friend. I am not disappointed, a great value.

    27th April 2014

    Very yummy.

    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

    Easy dram

    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

    Easy drinking. Good for newcomers.

    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. Love it!

    18th March 2014

    It's ok

    there is nothing wrong with the Original and this is it's main problem. it's ok but bland.

    11th March 2014

    Awesome for price

    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

    Newbie Whiskey Drinker

    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'll try it again

    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

    Not Bad

    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

    Bad.

    This shit is awful.

    26th January 2014

    Excellent

    very good, smooth whisky

    24th January 2014

    Smooth and tasty

    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

    rating for above

    forgot to give stars with previous review-- here they are

    15th December 2013

    Taste-bud teaser or flavour thermostat?

    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.

    15th December 2013

    Good starting point

    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

    Forget age statements, this whisky is delicious and complex

    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

    good

    fruity

    2nd December 2013

    Smile..

    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

    Fantasic!!

    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

    Decent and solid.

    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

    Good solid whiskey

    Had this and enjoy the smooth vanilla notes.

    26th October 2013

    Best Budget Whisky... PERIOD!

    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

    10 year old greatness

    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

    My First Whisky

    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

    Amazing

    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

    A quite good beginners dram...

    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

    Not bad...

    Smooth, sweet, with a hint of vanilla, chocolate... Got a 1l bottle for £35, can't complain.

    18th August 2013

    Excellent

    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

    Great for this price point

    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

    Relaxed

    Easy to drink. Tastes like vanilla and honey. Great finish

    4th July 2013

    95 out of 100

    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

    Citric whisky

    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

    Just not right

    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

    Great scotch for the money

    A very nice, easy drinking 10 year single malt. A nice alternative to a blend for every day drinking.

    20th April 2013

    No way thanks!

    Fruity? It is just malty oaky and very very sugary stuff!

    20th February 2013

    Very nice younger Scotch

    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

    Pale Shadow of the Past

    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.

    8th February 2013

    Easy drinking

    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

    Nice and Easy

    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

    81/100

    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

    Really Can't Go Wrong

    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

    napa valley COSMO

    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

    You never forget your 1st........

    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

    Great mid scotch

    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

    love it

    samoth taste

    30th August 2012

    Boring

    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

    Love it....

    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

    Give it some credit

    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

    Very good

    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

    Fine Whisky

    finer balanced Whisky, good light whisky for person looking to be introduced to the world of Malt. 92/100

    26th April 2012

    beautifully balanced

    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

    Smoky Goodness

    A great middle range whisky. Robust, smoky, rich. A great every day whisky.

    21st December 2011

    1

    HOW MUCH

    6th December 2011

    could be better

    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

    Brooks

    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

    An old classic

    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

    Spicy young malt

    I simply just don't like it. Better to save for 21 years Glenfarclas...

    13th October 2010

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