Glenmorangie 10 year old Highland Single Malt
I recently had the distinct opportunity to try a Glenmorangie at my local lounge. This is a scotch that I have seen many times, but never tried before – well, never tired and had an opportunity to write about it anyway. This is a single malt that is relatively new – only that it is 10 year aged, and it shows in the pale gold color (or Colour, depending on your side of the pond)
There is an immediate nose that is heavy in peat before it sweetens up considerably. It has the unmistakable highland malt aroma, very pleasant.
The sweetness of the aroma comes out immediately on the first sip. It heats up considerably as it sits on the palate, and finishes up smooth and sweet, without much of the peat from the nose. The peat opens up on the second taste, and was much more present. Flavors of smooth honey and crisp straw compete in a complex taste, leaving a sweet, lingering finish.
An excellent overall feel and flavor, if a bit on the light side. It tastes like a 10 year old single malt ought to: crisp, fresh, warm, and smooth. Very nice, and I am wondering why it has taken me so long to sit down with a glass. The Glenmorangie is definitely one that I will have to put on my shelf.