This is the Luxury end of the Glenmorangie Range.
The second release from Glenmorangie's Bond House No.1 Collection
Created from an irreplaceable spirit celebrated in an inimitable assemblage of casks, Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1989 is the second release in the exclusive Vintage Collection, Bond House No. 1. This rich and complex whisky emerged from some of the final spirit ever distilled in the former still house – home to Scotland’s tallest stills for more than a century. As it lay maturing, the vintage’s distinctive character inspired an exceptional marriage of whiskies, conceived to complement the most prestigious parcel of all – finished in ex-Côte- Rôtie wine casks. After 27 years of judicious maturation, the subtle finesse of Glenmorangie unites with a rare intensity, in a momentous single malt.
Nose : Astonishingly complex, with toasted marshmallows, almonds and a perfumed top note emerging alongside vanilla and fudge. Baked apples burst forth with red fruits, blackcurrants and tropical fruits, followed by freshly baked bread, beeswax and a hint of wood smoke.
Palate : Syrupy textures and a peppery sensation on the palate, lead to the richness of baked apples,buttery fudge and gentle citrus notes.
Finish : Orange blossom entwines with honey, eucalyptus oil, aniseed and leather in a long and powerful finish, ending with classic wood spices and oak shavings.
In his Whisky Bible 2018, Jim Murray gave this a massive 94/100 points.
Only 6178 bottles worldwide.
Tasting notes courtesy of Glenmorangie Distillery.