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Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:19 am

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:20 am

Sorry to be joining so late but it has been a busy day.

Starting with the Glenmorangie Original 10yo, just getting it poured.

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:23 am

Not a problem. I said I would stick around for the later folk.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:24 am

Glenmorangie Original 10yo

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Vanilla yogurt and lemon.
Lots of lemon, malt, and some vanilla yoguret.
very acidic, lemony, and short.
Much better than I remember the old 10yo being.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby mikeymad » Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:25 am

Looks better that I remember it as well...

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:31 am

Joining Sean with the Glenmorangie Ten. Cheers.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:38 am

So Sean, what glass are you using for your Ten? I have this hybrid tumbler with the Glenmo label.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:44 am

Thank you for hanging around Mikey and Ganga.

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Lasanta
Slight sherry. Reminds me of Vanilla yogurt with some raisins in it.
almonds, sherry (much more than was on the nose), and sugary raisins.
medium lenght with the sweets raisins all the way.
A very good whisky, this must be from one of the good batches.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:48 am

Ganga wrote:So Sean, what glass are you using for your Ten? I have this hybrid tumbler with the Glenmo label.


Ganga,

I am using a Reidel single malt glass.

I have been considering buying a cognac glass. Is it worth spending the money on a nice one, or would an inexpensive one be just as good?

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:49 am

It is surprising how well this tumbler handles nosing. It's quite nice for plain drinking. Other glasses are better for study.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:51 am

I'd start with an inexpensive one. At least you can find out if you enjoy what you get from the shape of the glass. If you like what it does then you can invest in some alternative sizes and higher quality glasses.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:58 am

Retrying the Nectar d'Or in the tumbler. In both cases, the sweetness is still readily apparent in this glass. Still an enjoyable whisky.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:01 am

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban

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Spicy, port sweetness, similar to the Balvenie Portwood
Loads of port, slight vanilla, and a hint of citrus.
Much longer than the first two. dry and spicy.
A great whisky reminds me of a young Balvenie Portwood.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:09 am

Very interesting, I just had a slice of fresh pineapple with my Glenmo. Really lights up the palate.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:14 am

Ganga wrote:Very interesting, I just had a slice of fresh pineapple with my Glenmo. Really lights up the palate.



Sounds like a nice combo Ganga.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:15 am

The tart sweetness from the pineapple really seems to open the palate and allow a deeper impact from the malty character of the Glenmo.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:26 am

Glenmorangie Nectar D'or

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Pineapple, lemon, and malt.
Very acidic (lemon, pineapple), and a splash of malt. Slight hint of creme brulee
Medium length finish. tart.
A nice whisky, very good. I can't decide if I like this or the quinta ruban more.
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The sampler pack was definitely worth the purchase. It has been really nice trying the new expressions. My previous experience with the old 10yo was less than satisfying but the new ones are very good.

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:08 am

finishing the tasting the way I started it. Glenmorangie original 10yo. Great notes everyone.

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Reggaeblues » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:29 pm

Doh!!

Was enjoying my Nectar D'Or so much last night i forgot to post my notes!

NOSE: Quite big. warm spongecake with lemon/orange drizzle. Just a touch of herbs on second sniffing, followed by a hint of licorice(!) and some white chocolate...

PALATE: lemon. In fact, sherbert lemons...and then something I always get with this dram, more so than with any other Glenmo, except perhaps the old 15(if ,memory serves me - bottle long gone!) and that is a prominent "sweet wood" like sandalwood. I love this touch. Does nobody else get this? I don't see it in y'all's notes! Seemed less oily last night, a dry mouthfeel, but still prominent sweetness - honeyish.

FINISH: The sandalwood effect has turned to a dusting of cinammon. Late surge of spice, even a hint of pepper. The lemon still present,like lemon marmalade. Late melon on the fade.

To me, a very classy dram. I believe Serge calls it a "designer" whisky, but isn't any conscious marrying of spirit/cask/age "designer"? I love it.

I also was lucky to enjoy 3 bottles of Lasanta(almost said "Lasagna"!) before the dreaded sulphur that has been reported by several folks, including Les, who told me his was undrinkable. I loved it as a "sherried" dram where the sherry was very present but never dominating.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby TreacleSponge » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:30 pm

Well I missed the tasting but with all this talk of Glenmos I finished off the last of a sample:

Glenmorangie Golden Rum Cask 40%
Nose:
Malty sweet, and crisp green apples. Then a short burst reminiscent of one of those intense sweet scents from the 90's - I think maybe Chloe Narcisse perfume.
Palate:
Different from what I expected after that mostly fresh crisp nose, it's all about sweetness, and orange. Then it gets a little dusty and then hints of rum come through.
Finish
Short. Delicate rum and spicy.

A very light dram, and the rum is barely there. But I guess it's a good thing for the rum to be integrated with the whisky rather than tasting as if it's bolted on as an afterthought.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Dram fine idea » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:39 pm

Hi folks, sorry I'm late, hope you've all been having fun, i'm going to start with the Original - smells gorgeous, back in a mo, Steve
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Dram fine idea » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:59 pm

Glenmorangie Original, 10 year old, 40% abv
Glencairn glass

Nose A touch of wood and then big on honey and lemon notes, overall fresh and light and sweet, lovely and enticing

Taste Light, fresh, lemon, and then the honey creeps in along with vanilla

Finish More of the same, medium to long, lively

Comment Seems a lot lighter than the old 10, very clean, I like it
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Dram fine idea » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:27 pm

Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or 46% abv
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Nose Very sweet, I get white chocolate, and then lemon tart or lemon meringue pie, thicker and heavier than the Original (as I'd expect), again very enticing

Taste Initially 'heavy', then sweet, juicy (juicy fruit chewing gum?), touch of melon, white chocolate and pepper

Finish Creamy, also juicy fruits, vanilla and pepper

Comment Wow, this is lovely, the sweetness reminds me of the Glenfiddich Toasted Oak Reserve which Nick sent me a while back and which seemed to evaporate I after opened it. Very very nice, I think I'll add this to my wish list.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Reggaeblues » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:29 pm

Yes,DFI, I agree. The "Original" is a touch lighter than the original! just a touch disappointed I was...
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:46 pm

Well folks I'm just checking in this gloomy Sunday afternoon. I would like to thank all those that stopped in whether you were tasting or not. :thumbsup:

Couple of thoughts here:

1. What was your favorite?
2. Do you prefer the older or newer series?

Myself, I really do like the newer versions. I have had most of the older series and all the newer ones available in the US. Nectar d'Or is my choice here. And before anyone asks, I've never had an independent bottling of Glenmorangie.
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Dram fine idea » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:49 pm

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 46% abv
Glencairn glass

Nose Winey, fruity, light, sweet, a touch of pepper, well integrated

Taste Light, fruity, you can taste the port wine, it seems very well integrated into the whisky, spicey, pepper, a touch of bubblegum, somehow seems younger than the Nectar D'Or

Finish More of the same, medium length, a gentle continuation of what seems like well integrated deep flavours, smooooth

Comment This really is good stuff :P , another one for the wish list
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Dram fine idea » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:56 pm

Well, I'm going to come back and try Lasanta later in the week so it's too early to make a call on my favourite. I have honestly enjoyed all 3. At the moment it is a tie between Nectar D'Or and Quinta Ruban, but I wouldn't turn down a glass of the Original.

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:26 am

Ganga wrote:Well folks I'm just checking in this gloomy Sunday afternoon. I would like to thank all those that stopped in whether you were tasting or not. :thumbsup:

Couple of thoughts here:

1. What was your favorite?
2. Do you prefer the older or newer series?

Myself, I really do like the newer versions. I have had most of the older series and all the newer ones available in the US. Nectar d'Or is my choice here. And before anyone asks, I've never had an independent bottling of Glenmorangie.


I definitely like the newer versions over the older ones.
My order would be
1. Nectar D'or
2. Quinta Ruban
3. Lasanta
4. Original

The Nectar just beats out the Quinta for me.

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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ryguy » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:42 pm

I just returned from vacation on Saturday night, so I didn't get around to tasting until last night. Excellent notes everyone, and thank for the contributions. I'm also very happy to see a couple of new faces around, very nice!! Many thanks out to Matt for setting up the thread once again for us.

I never got around to ordering the 4-pack sample from Glenmorangie, but I did taste the SMWS 125.15 that I had open at home, here are my notes from last night.

Glenmorangie 13yo ( 56.9%, SMWS, Cask #125.15, June-1995/June-2008 )

Glass: SMWS (did I mention I love this glass!!)
Nose: Hints of vanilla and sweet caramelized oranges with a bit of toffee.
Palate: Nice and sweet, fruity citrus notes, with more oranges and vanilla pudding.
Finish: Long and tasty with toffee, caramel.
Comment: Overall an excellent dram, definitely one for people who prefer the sweeter side of things. I loved it!
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby LagaDrinker » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:55 pm

Great notes everyone, I missed it due to work commitments but I am now drinking...

Glenmornangie Port Wood Finish 43% OB

N: Malty, grapes, sweet sugar, light port and vanilla

T: Instantly sweet, warms the mouth quickly as it spreads over the tongue, grapes then come with a sweet vanilla oakness

F:Sweet, long medium finish, malty port lingers.

A decent dram, I like this more than the 10 and the port influence is definately there

7.5/10 :thumbsup:
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Re: Glenmorangie - 20 February 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Reggaeblues » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:52 am

Old Portwood!! i've enjoyed many bottles in my early dramming years. Sadly no more.

Nectar D'Or probably my favourite...really excellent dram.

Ad the "new" lasanta much better than the "old " sherry wood...but I've heard nasty sulfurous murmurings about the latest batch!

...and I prefer the "old" 10 to the "new" original.
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