What makes an especially rare and tasty whisky so sought after by collectors all over the world?
I had the opportunity to find out more about this new edition created by one of the top whisky ‘noses’ in Scotland, Dr. Bill Lumsden, when we discussed this rare and special precious Malt from Glenmorangie.
Bond House No1 Vintage Collection
Grand Vintage Malt 1991
This particular malt was named 2019 Whisky of the Year by the International Whisky Competition
Retailing at an eye watering $750, this is definitely a collector worthy liquor with a prestige that is literally worth every dollar due its scarcity. When the last bottle is sold off the shelves. That is it. Supply over.
The Bond House Collection takes its name from the 18th century Bonded Warehouses home to the distillery’s casks of maturing liquor in the heart of the Glenmorangie’s flavoring process.
For Scotch aficionados, here are the finer details of this beautiful and delicious rare malt
Color – Ochre
Nose – Mellow, deep, intense and fruity. Lots of apricots, plum and baked apples. With chocolate, gentle oak, and a hint of truffles and star anise. A splash of water releases deeper notes, reminiscent of hickory smoked ham and a damp forest floor.
Taste – A slightly peppery mouth feel leads to a burst of fruity flavors intermingled with lots of milk chocolate , stewed apples, plum and ripe red fruits such as cherry and raspberry.
Finish – A hint of zesty citrus and finally an intriguing combination of oak, fruit and sweet spices.
Awards – Whisky of the Year (97 points), Best Highland Single Malt (97 points) – 2019 International Whisky Competition.
Casks – aged in bourbon casks, ploroso sherry casks, burgundy casks and finished in toasted oak.
Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 1991 will be available in specialist whisky stores around the world. Glenmorangie, with this release, proves their expertise in continuing to innovate with wood finished whisky as they have been doing for over 20 years. Today the complex depths a wood finish creates, can be enjoyed in pioneering single malts throughout its range delighting both connoisseurs and those who are new to a single malt.
A winner indeed. And as the Scots would say, Slainte or cheers!