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    Glenmorangie original not getting respect?

    I was at a local binnys and someone asked me what a good single malt scotch would be for $45 or less and I right away told him glenmorangie original and a store worker said well its OK it's very mild and weak..I looked at him like wtf? To me glenmorangie original is what saved scotch whiskies..I had swore them off even after macallans and glenlivets just did not like them, I understand we are all different and will like different things but this is not the first time and I find myself more often then not deepening the glenmorangie original..Am I just nuts that I prefer this over the more mainstream brands or is it really just a bland and weak scotch?
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    Re: Glenmorangie original not getting respect?

    I doubt you'll get a lot of argument that Glenmorangie Original is a solid value single malt. It's gentle, fairly subtle, and generally pretty tasty. But I think that calling it the malt that saved scotch whisky is hyperbole. It's pretty good, and possibly even under appreciated, but not exactly rocking savior status. More likely said Binny's employee prefers peat or sherry bombs, in which case trying to convince him/her that Glenmo Original is awesome would be akin to telling a hophead that a particular wheat beer or kolsch is amazing and being surprised when said hophead finds it lacking in the one thing he/she likes and is always looking for.

    Maybe you're being a bit too high strung about whiskey in general? This stuff is made for enjoying, after all. Given how subjective taste is, folk are probably going to disagree with you as often as they might agree.
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    Re: Glenmorangie original not getting respect?

    Lol I'm sorry I meant it saved scotch for me. I had swore it off and only stuck to bourbons and gave up having any scotch whiskey in my collection until I gave it one last try and tryed glenmorangie. .I don't take it serious I'm relaxed about it..but passionate has well
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    Re: Glenmorangie original not getting respect?

    Personally, I'm not a big fan of it - although I don't believe there are a lot at the $30 price point in terms of quality single malts. I haven't tried Ardmore single malt (about the same price?), but I'm more likely to save up a few extra bucks to get in the $45-$50 range where I prefer several other options (Balvenie 12yr Double Wood, Laphroaig 10 yr, HP 12, or even Glenmorangie The Quinta Ruban). Glenmorangie The Original isn't "bad", but it leaves me wanting - so in that regard, I would call it weaker than I prefer (or perhaps a more polite description would be "more subtle than I prefer").
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    Re: Glenmorangie original not getting respect?

    Sophisticated, yeah, that's the word. I like it for what it is and if I want something more robust there are other choices. I would've pointed out to the clerk that Glenmorangie is the largest selling single malt in Scotland and that fact alone makes it worthy of recommendation.
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    Re: Glenmorangie original not getting respect?

    Glenmorangie gets plenty of respect from me. It has great balance. It's age stated at 10 years old. And it's 86 proof whereas most of it's competitors in same price range are 80 proof.

    Often times store whiskey salesman have SPIFFs (extra sales $'s) to sale a particular brand that week. By you giving this customer this advice, you might have just took a couple of dollars from his pocket.

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    Re: Glenmorangie original not getting respect?

    It's a nice go-to, easy-going Scotch. I love Islays, Islands and the heavier Speysiders but sometimes in the summer or spring something simple like Glenmorangie Original is very nice.
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    Re: Glenmorangie original not getting respect?

    It's certainly got a lot going for it which is why the Scots give it their number one spot domestically.
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    Re: Glenmorangie original not getting respect?

    Quote Originally Posted by wadewood View Post
    Glenmorangie gets plenty of respect from me. It has great balance. It's age stated at 10 years old. And it's 86 proof whereas most of it's competitors in same price range are 80 proof.

    Often times store whiskey salesman have SPIFFs (extra sales $'s) to sale a particular brand that week. By you giving this customer this advice, you might have just took a couple of dollars from his pocket.
    I would pretty much echo this. Very nice drink. Good balance and one that you can spend an entire evening with without getting palate fatigued or bored. I'd definitely recommend it.
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    Re: Glenmorangie original not getting respect?

    I really like Glenmorangie quite a bit. Soft, fruity , rich, and quite complex for the price. What did the employee suggest?

 

 

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