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Glenmorangie Original (Revisited)

by Oliver Klimek on April 4, 2012

When I tasted this back in 2009 I was nae impressed. Let’s see how it fares now.


My Tasting Notes

Colour: Dark straw
Bananas, fresh apples, vanilla, lemon zest, hints of honey and nutmeg,
Palate: Vanilla, lemon zest, nutmeg, hints of black pepper
Finish: Rather short and slightly dry
Overall: I don’t think this dram has changed much in the past 28 months. Decent nose but non-descript palate.

Score: 72/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Joshua April 4, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Interesting how different palates can be. I really find this one to be a very nice everyday drinker with great approachability and balance.


Oliver Klimek April 4, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Indeed, and that’s what makes whisky so interesting. I recently bought a bottle of this and use it as a ‘calibration dram’ before tasting. It does its job so I don’t regret buying it. But for me it is missing that special something that’s needed to really enjoy it.


Robert December 6, 2014 at 8:21 pm

I can get this and Ardmore Traditional for less than $30, so I always have them both on hand. Not a great whisky, but better than any blend I can buy at this price range. The Glenmorangie is good for an opening dram or on the rocks by the pool. The Ardmore is a great “sweet peat” that works great with either a dash of water or on the rocks. Kinda like a peated bourbon.


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