It was founded by William Matheson beside the Dornoch Firth, giving it the perfect backdrop to create some world-class malt, especially perfect for the incredible Glenmorangie Original.
They were one of the first to begin trading overseas and have maintained a global standing to this day.
In recent years they have become known for their inventive use of casks, sourcing the best wood to mature their malt in. Despite their success with a wide range of expressions, their Original is still one of their best single malt whiskies.
The Glenmorangie Original
Bottle cost: £33.95
The Glenmorangie Original is at the very heart of the Glenmorangie range. it is a ten year old malt that has been matured in first and second fill American oak ex-Bourbon casks.
It has won a number of awards, including a Gold medal at both the International Wine and Spirits Competition and the San Francisco Wine and Spirits Competition in 2016.
Tasting notes for the Glenmorangie Original single Malt Scotch Whisky
It opens with a nose that is full of tangy lemons and sweet vanilla. It is rich and thick, with lots of flavour and body.
The lemons are sprinkled with white sugar, which gives them a lovely sweetness. The tang of the citrus fruit goes well with the more subtle vanilla that comes through.
Nectarines, peaches and apricots also appear, making this dram mouth watering and fruity. You just can’t wait to get into it. And once you do, it certainly does not disappoint.
The palate is warm and summery. The fruits come alive and are joined by lots of vanilla, whipped cream, Victoria sponge cake and a slight hint of coffee. The mouth feel is smooth and inviting, with a honeyed texture that goes perfectly with the vanilla sweetness.
The fruits are rich and full of flavour, with a nod towards more delicate, floral notes along the way.
They make the finish long and lingering. There are lots of more citrus fruits and peaches present, with a gentle hint of vanilla underneath it all.
This is a classic malt from one of the top Scotch Whisky brands – the Glenmorangie Original is not to be missed.
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