Tasting: Glenmorangie 10y The Original

Glenmorangie 10 The Original

Glenmorangie 10 The OriginalDram data:
Distillery: Glenmorangie
Bottler: Original Bottling
Distilled: –
Bottled: Ca. 2013 (lot L13 260)
Age: 10
Limitation: –
Casks: –
Alcohol: 40%
Chillfiltered, coloured
Price at the time of purchasing: 30€
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Tasting notes:
Colour:
light gold (only very little caramel then, probably just to smooth out batch variance…)
The nose is what you’d expect from “Scotland’s tallest stills” – a clean, light distillate. Continue reading “Tasting: Glenmorangie 10y The Original”

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Tasting: Bruichladdich The Laddie Ten

Bruichladdich The Laddie Ten
Bruichladdich The Laddie Ten

Dram data:
Distillery: Bruichladdich
Bottler: Original Bottling
Distilled: –
Bottled: ca. 2013 – no batch No. on the wee bottle
Age: 10
Limitation: –
Casks: American Oak
Alcohol: 46%
Unchillfiltered, natural colour
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Tasting notes:
Colour:
reddish gold
The nose is typical unpeated Bruichladdich – I like to call it the gentle side of Islay. Some very good and active ex-bourbon casks went into this batch and if it didn’t say “american-oak-matured” on the label I’d say there’s some ex-sherry casks in the mix as well. And yes, I’m fully aware they make sherry casks out of American oak as well. Vanilla pudding, toffee and fudge. Creamy and well-rounded but maybe a wee bit shy, like a 10-year-old lady (terrible pun, I know). Continue reading “Tasting: Bruichladdich The Laddie Ten”

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Tasting: Laphroaig 10y Original Cask Strength Batch 005

laphroaig_10_cs_005Dram data:

Distillery: Laphroaig
Bottler: Original Bottling
Distilled: –
Bottled: Feb.2013
Age: 10 years
Limitation: unknown
Price at the time of purchasing: 47€
Cask: –
Alcohol: 50%
Possibly Unchillfiltered / Natural Colour(?)
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Tasting notes:
Colour:
deep copper. On the nose I get peat smoke from a metre away… Continue reading “Tasting: Laphroaig 10y Original Cask Strength Batch 005”

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Tasting: Edradour 10y

edradour_10Dram data:
Distillery: Edradour
Bottler: Official Bottling
Distilled: –
Bottled: – (bought 2014 – no bottle code)
Age: 10 years
Limitation: –
Price at the time of purchasing: – (Miniature)
Casks: some sherry in the mix
Alcohol: 40%
Chillfiltered, no added colouring
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Tasting notes:
Colour:
light gold. On the nose I initially get a mix of light vanilla-honey sweetness mixed with herbs. Continue reading “Tasting: Edradour 10y”

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