Glenmorangie the Original NV
The provenance of Glenmorangie is its lifeblood , its heart, its soul. Standing on the north side of the Tain peninsula in Ross-shire, overlooking the Dornosh Fort, the dystillery's gentle climate protects the distillery spirit as it quietly journeys towards maturity. Glenmorangie is unusual, probably even unique , amongst single Scotch malt whiskies, in that it has most the incredible elegance and complexity of flavour - described as 'Kaleidoscopic'. The 'Glenmorangie The Original' displays a pale lemony gold colour. On the nose it shows fruity aromas of mandarin, lemon, apple, pear and peach trees, their fruit ripening in the sun. Add to this the scent of vanilla ice cream, then enjoy the herbal aromas of geranium and wild mint growing nearby, Add water to The Original and you wander into a flower garden with lemony bergamot, apricot and mandarin. Floral notes of geranium, sweet honeysuckle and piquant narcissus mix with mint and the herbal essence of eucalyptus, nutmeg and ginger. Savour the fruits of the Italian garden as creamy vanilla slips like liquid silk over the tongue as peaches and cream, mandarins and lemons effervesce in the mouth. Aromatic essences of fennel and nutmeg tantalise with crumbly almond and coconut that gives way to a nectar that envelops all the fruit, spice and nut flavours in a honeyed caress. The charming sweetness of delicious juices is left on the tongue.
What's New in Booze - 9.3 out of 10 The intriguing pale golden color leads to light and delicate floral aromas with traces of citrus and vanilla. The palate is well balanced with notes of honeyed nuts that shine through to a short clean finish that leaves delicious juices on your tongue.
External Reviews for Glenmorangie the Original
A rich, deep blend from this Highlands distillery. Aromas of toasted oak, vanilla and walnuts dance with a palate of dried flowers and pie spice. A pleasing smokiness finishes with lingering chocolate flavors. A velvety smooth treat.
Gold with an orange hue. The sweet nose of marzipan and clove is inviting. Fruit flavors of pear and citrus play with light cedar. Neither brawny, nor fiery, these seamlessly integrated elements are woven into a smooth, medium bodied, silky textured delight.(tastings.com)
With aromas of Italian fruit, such as mandarin, lemon, apple, pear and peach, this single malt has scents of vanilla ice cream as well as herbal aromas of geranium and wild mint. Adding water to The Original creates floral notes of lemony bergamot, apricot and mandarin. With notes of geranium, sweet honeysuckle and piquant narcissus mized with mint and the herbal essence of eucalyptus, nutmeg and ginger. The charming sweetness of delicious juices is left on the tongue.