The Glenmorangie Original is one of the first from the Glenmorangie range which I had the opportunity to try. The bottle which I have in this review I picked up in a set which is called the Explorers set which I bought from Royal Mile Whiskies in London. This set contained the Original, Lasanta & Quinta Ruban all in 35cl bottles. So the Glenmorangie Original is the entry level whisky from the range which has been a core for quite some time.
The average price of the Glenmorangie Original which I’ve noted is around £25 to £34 for the standard 70cl bottle depending on where you find it. So now let’s get into the tasting notes.
Colour: Straw Gold
Nose: My First impressions on the nose is creamy vanilla, rather light, a lemon citrus zest freshness and Green apples. Oaky barley notes start to develop with a slight pink pepper spice.
Palate: On the palate the texture is light to medium and very palatable, I find it get a citrus zing from the pith of a lemon. Dried Apricots offering its sweetness along with sweet honey, then a faint spice from the background makes itself present complementing the ongoing vanilla with malty notes.
Finish: The Finish doesn’t seem to be very long but has a medium finish to it with a chewy toffee note. I then get a malty mouth feel similar to the palate but not so heavy. The aroma in the mouth then develops into a slightly floral honey blossom aroma.
AGE: 10 years
CASKS: First + Second Fill American White Oak Casks
DISTILLERY: Glenmorangie Distillery
REGION/ORIGIN: Highlands, Scotland
EXCLUSIVE: Not Exclusive
Comments: My overall opinion on the Glenmorangie Original is that it’s a light dram and something that can be enjoyed by a beginner to an expert. I don’t feel this particular whisky needs any water as it’s already fairly light and adding water would probably make it too light or even drown the whisky itself. Taking the price into consideration alongside the quality of this whisky it comes out very reasonable. So if you haven’t tried the Glenmorangie Original then I would highly recommend giving it a try.