PS Im a newbie and this is only my fifth SMSW.
lockejn wrote:I also found the Glenmorangie 10 to have a bitter finish. One of my least favorite malts.
Is that really true? Bummer! Because I changed my mind regarding Father's Day. I'm now buying myself the JW Green and I was going to get my dad a couple of other things. One of those funnily enough Glenmorangie 10yrs.
It can have a little bitternes on the finish but not very much. I'd suggest you put the bottle away and try it again from time to time.
It may just be something's effected your taste buds at the moment.
I dont know what happened but yesterday the Glenmorangie 10 was very bitter. After 24 hours open the bitterness is simply gone.
Palate drift? I dont know but for reference I tried it against both HP12 and Mac12 both days (With the Glenmorangie going first both times). Yesterday it was extremely bitter compared to both. Today no sign of this attribute. The only other change was a 10C increase in bottle temp. I will buy another bottle in the future to see if this phenomenon reoccurs.
I've noticed that most whiskies are a bit more fierce when you first open them, but if you come back to them after a few days - or sometimes weeks - you can appreciate them a lot better. This might just be me so YMMV.
Glenmorangie is my third favourite malt. I know what you guys mean about it having a bitter finish. It doesn't bother me but I have a hunch that it comes from the char on oak barrels - Glenmorangie being heavy on wood flavours. That's what it tastes like to me, anyway, slightly bitter carbon char.
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