2014 – Gold, Scotch Single Malt – Highland at the International Wine & Spirit Competition
Glenmorangie 10-Year Single Malt Scotch is the backbone of the Glenmorangie brand. Distilled in tall stills and matured in American oak casks, this variety has a softness and complexity that lays the foundation for the Glenmorangie house style. It presents with a bright pale gold color and citrus aromas with hints of peach and vanilla. Its soft texture helps the Glenmorangie original go down easy with sweet and complex flavors, including vanilla and toffee sweetness, a creaminess and floral and fruit notes. Its finish is surprisingly long, maintaining those peach fruit and vanilla characteristics. The scent of citrus and ripening peaches is softened by the aroma of vanilla. First, vanilla is detected on the tongue before it ripples along the palate bringing a burst of flowery fruitiness. About a minute after tasting, you are left with a clean and salving aftertaste with hints of orange and peach.
The original expression of our elegant, floral spirit and the real backbone of the Glenmorangie range. A ten-year-old single malt, Glenmorangie Original is produced by marrying the delicate spirit that emerges from Scotland's tallest stills, with first and second fill American white oak casks.
It is here, maturing for ten long years in a range of ex-bourbon casks such as our famous slow-grown and air-dried 'designer casks' from Missouri, that our raw spirit develops a perfect balance between sweetness and complexity. Resulting in a mature spirit that is soft, mellow and creamy. Perfect for enjoying at any time.