This is the last of the core range I needed to review. While none of them were bad scotches most of them have not really grabbed me.
Paid: $40 for Glenmorangie 4 pack
Distilled / Owned By: Glenmorangie / LVHM
Aged For: 12 Years
Mashbill: 100% malted barley
Cask Type: Ex-bourbon, finished in port casks
Chill Filtered: No
Color Added: Yes
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn
Color: Brownish Orange
Nose: I can certainly detect a wine like smell of what I would assume to be a tawny port. Dried fruits, apricot and a douse of powdered sugar.
Taste: Vanilla, raisins, maybe pecan? More wine taste with flicks of yeasty cherry.
Finish: Warm and medium in length. Again a lot of fruitiness with orange peel and a dab of ginger.
Overall: I think this is the most balanced of the Glenmorangie range that I tried and I certainly enjoyed it the most. It was very fruity and yeasty, and not fruity in the sherry way that I am normally used to. If I had to choose a Glenmorangie from the core line it would be this.
Score: 80 out of 100