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    Glenmorangie 10? Just another Glen?

    I've had Glenfiddich and Glenlivet, quite a lot. While they are both respectible SMSs they are not in the same league as some of the peaty Islays and etc.

    I've not tried Glenmorangie, but I see they are one of the biggest distilleries.

    Is Glenmorangie just another version of the typical Glen scotch?
    He made himself another drink and thought how much better the Perrier was than anything else you could put in whisky... Hemingway

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    Re: Glenmorangie 10? Just another Glen?

    No, it's in a class of it's own. The barley is lightly peated, they use a house yeast that imparts it's own bouquet, the local water of Tain is very hard, the stills are the tallest of any Scottish distillery which produce a very clean spirit, aged exclusively in Bourbon barrels, which the late Michael Jackson referred to as "a delightful and complex whisky of the lighter, drier type". At least that's it's history and what made it the largest selling single malt whisky in Scotland.

    In the last decade or so Glenmorangie continues to age it's new spirit in American oak but has developed a line of 'finished' whiskys using sherry, port, maderia, saturnes and other wine casks to produce these expressions. Given a choice though I will always reach for the original 10 year for what Jackson referred to as it's "sheer drinkability".

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    Re: Glenmorangie 10? Just another Glen?

    Michael Jackson? The pop star? He drank scotch? (mind-blown)

    Anyway, that sounds very good.

    Talisker is another one I saw today that I know nothing about.
    He made himself another drink and thought how much better the Perrier was than anything else you could put in whisky... Hemingway

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    Re: Glenmorangie 10? Just another Glen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alden View Post
    Talisker is another one I saw today that I know nothing about.
    This is a situation you need to remedy posthaste. The Talisker 18 is one of my very favorite pours.

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    Re: Glenmorangie 10? Just another Glen?

    Talisker, "The King 'o drinks" as Robert Louis Stevenson famously said, is another classic. If you've tried Johnnie Walker you've tasted Talisker which serves as the core malt of the JW blends.

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    Re: Glenmorangie 10? Just another Glen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alden View Post
    Michael Jackson? The pop star? He drank scotch? (mind-blown)
    Alden, this is the Michael Jackson that was being discussed:

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson_(writer)

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    Re: Glenmorangie 10? Just another Glen?

    Surely Alden was not being serious, or at least I did not take it so.

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    Re: Glenmorangie 10? Just another Glen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wryguy View Post
    Alden, this is the Michael Jackson that was being discussed:

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson_(writer)
    I imagine him writing whiskey reviews with Thriller playing on his stereo in the background...

    He made himself another drink and thought how much better the Perrier was than anything else you could put in whisky... Hemingway

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    Re: Glenmorangie 10? Just another Glen?

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Talisker, "The King 'o drinks" as Robert Louis Stevenson famously said, is another classic. If you've tried Johnnie Walker you've tasted Talisker which serves as the core malt of the JW blends.
    I thought Caol Ila was the core malt in JW?

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    Re: Glenmorangie 10? Just another Glen?

    Teaninich, Talisker, Caol Ila, Clynelish, Mortlach, and others make their way in, right? As to the core malt, I suspect that has shifted as a result of availability of stock and the blenders' needs, but it probably varies from the gold to the black to the blue. I've just heard of many different SMS being in the JW blends. Is there a definitive source on this info?

    Alden, in my head I thought of this commercial when I saw your initial Michael Jackson post. http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=WxBBN...%3DWxBBN3ZnYeU

 

 

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