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Glenmorangie 1990 70cl 43°

Archive Glenmorangie 1990 70cl 43°

Distillery : Glenmorangie / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 23067

"Bond House No.1" was nammed after the biggest distillery wharehouse in the 19th century. That area, dedicated to precious nectars aging process has become in 1990 Glenmorangie's stills room.

With the Grand Vintage 1990, the Bond House n°1 range offers the possibility for collectors and tasters to rediscover the roots of some of the best Glenmorangie's whiskies.

The Grant Vintage 1990 has aged for 25 years in Bourbon and Sherry barrels. Bottled in 2016, the expression reveals a complex profil, in sharpness and delicacy. It grows an voluptuous balance, fruity and floral, honeysuckle notes, mandarin, candied fruit, currant with a fruity and spicy (clove) finish.

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Volume0.7 L
ABV43 °
TypeSingle malt
Age25 years
MaturationBourbon & Sherry
PeatNon Peated

The Glenmorangie distillery operates with the tallest Pot Stills of Scotland (5.13m). This is the size of an adult giraffe!

These stills with spherical compartments (boil ball) play a decisive role in the crafting of the light and subtle Glenmorangie character. Only the lightest alcoholic vapours are collected. The spring waters used by the distillery are naturally filtered through limestone and impart Glenmorangie with its spicy character. The aged versions are increasingly powerful and develop delicate vanilla notes.

Glenmorangie is today an extraordinary pioneer in the art & science of oak cask maturation, and offers a spectacular choice of special finishes. Glenmorangie has a very strict policy and uses only first and second fill barrels, a process that magnifies the layers of flavours. The Glenmorangie distillate ages in ex-Bourbon, American white oak casks for at least 10 years. Glenmorangie collects a share from the ex-Bourbon casks and transfers it into casks that previously contained other alcohols or wines, thus extending the maturation: this is the “wood finish”. The use of casks that previously contained Sherry, Port, Madeira wines or Bourgogne wines maintains the essential balance of Glenmorangie whisky, while imparting intriguing characteristics to the spirit.

The art of cask maturation at Glenmorangie has been influenced by more than 25 years of research, enabling the Master Distiller to find the perfect casks for the Single Malts, and acquire the reputation of an expert amongst the circles of whisky maturation experts.

Colour: golden.

Nose: The aroma is a veritable cornucopia of heady floral and fruity notes; heather honey, honeysuckle and freesia mingle with orange blossom, candied fruits, mandarin, pear and apple. This complex bouquet is supplemented by a distinctive note of beeswax.

Palate: The mouthfeel is silky, creamy and mouth coating, delightfully mellow and gentle. This leads into succulent, sweet flavours of orange syrup, puff candy, honeycomb, vanilla, and some zesty, herbal top notes of gooseberry and menthol.

Finish: The fruitiness continues with baked apples and pears, then there are some deeper notes of brown-sugar, malty/biscuit flavours and the gentlest hint of clove and oak tannin on the finish.