Thanks for sticking up for me Les and Ann-Helen! Well, Nick, all I will say is your "emotion" betrays a passion for a very fine whisky!
I did say that as an "Islay Junkie" (who currently has open 4 Ardbegs, 2 Lags, two Laphroaigs, and can't wait to get my hands on the 2 new Bowmores I sampled last week) that Glenmorangie is, nonetheless, always enjoyed by yours truly, and "never the same twice" which betrays my regard for its complexity...
The "introductory" appraisal is yet another plus IMO, and born of the experience of one who loves to "introduce" people to whisky. I'll retell this story. New year's eve 2005. Back home after a great gig. Sitting with young girl singer who is getting a cold. I'm ringing in the early hours of the new year with an Ardbeg 10, a Balvenie SB...and a Glenmorangie 10!
To allay her oncoming cold I offer the "medicinal" Ardbeg. oo,er...a bit too much. i offer the 'morangie. she likes it . I offer the Balvenie. not sure. Back to the 'morangie. she falls in love with it, and has never been without a bottle since! In fact, she called me 2 weeks ago to say she'd skipped work, and ws in a bar enjoying... Talisker! We did a gig last week and all they had was the "trad" beginners malt- Glenfiddich. guess what-she thought it was crap!
Another story. the late great racing driver Ayrton Senna was introduced to whisky by the former Formula One doctor Sid Watkins. his favourite whisky? Glenmorangie!
It's a great dram, perhaps the best "light" whisky i've tasted, always reliable...apart from Bladnoch 10, but where can you get that these days for less than twice the price ??