Glenmorangie Scotches

The Glenmorangie Collection

Glenmorangie is a single malt Scotch whisky from a distillery in Tain, Scotland, owned by The Glenmorangie Company Ltd. This is a Highland distillery, and they have a wide array of products. This month I am tasting four of them.

Glenmorangie tasting

The Highlands region of Scotland can be seen here.Scotch Whisky Regions Wikimedia

The Original – Glenmorangie aged 10 years, 43%, ex-bourbon casks. Has a white colour, and a bit of a bite to it. Really feel the alcohol burn. An absolutely delicious nose. But as for the palete, it doesn’t excite me. Wish that I liked it as much I like the bourbons that I sampled.

The Lasanta, 10 years in ex-bourbon casks, then another 2 years in Oloroso Sherry casks. Noticably darker than the original 10 year old. Has a deeper, more complex flavor. A bit less of the burn. Has a nice mouthfeel on the upper palate, but becomes unexpectedly harsh/sour on the back.

The Quinta Ruban – 10 years in ex-bourbon casks, then another 2 years in Ruby Port casks. Has a nice honey/caramel color. A beautiful toasty warm aroma. A bit less of the burn, and almost a hint of caramel.

The Nectar D’or – Finished in Sauternes wine barriques. Darker than the original, but lighter than the Quinta. While favored by many others reviewers, I didn’t appreciate this.

I’ve tried all four over a few months, and just was never thrilled with them. Hey, it’s not like I have problem with Scotch, but apparently my tastes veer more towards bourbons.

Glenmorangie set


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