Glenmorangie - Grand Vintage 5th Release - 1996 23 year old Whisky
70cl | 43%
|Series / Description||Grand Vintage 5th Release|
|Age||23 year old|
|Alcohol ABV||43 %|
|Cask Wood Type||Bourbon|
|Country of Origin||Scotland|
|Neck Level||Full Level|
|HTFW Cat. No.||LP12358|
The latest vintage of Glenmorangie's Bond House No 1 Collection, the Grand Vintage 1996 has arrived! Created for the delight of connoisseurs and collectors, the Bond House No.1 Collection pays homage to its namesake, the largest of Glenmorangie's traditional 19th – century bonded warehouses. For generations, Bond House No.1 served as home to maturing whisky casks, patiently sheltering them in its depths, on the banks of the beautiful Dornoch Firth.
In 1990, its purpose was to change entirely, as Bond House No.1 was transformed into a majestic still house, today renowned as Glenmorangie's “Highland Cathedral”. Embracing the 12 towering copper stills which bring the fruity, fragrant spirit to life, it is at the very heart of their whisky creation.
The Grand Vintage Malt 1996 is luxurious and creamy, with fresh and floral aromas. Captured at its peak, this whisky is shared at its remarkable best. This 23-year-old whisky pays tribute to the pioneering quest to find the ideal casks and is long aged in a handful of the first custom- designed bourbon casks.
Official Tasting Notes
Colour - The golden brightness of Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1996 reflects its long maturation in such immaculate casks
Aroma - Fresh and perfumed, like a bouquet of roses, carnations and jasmine, with a piquant hint of coriander. Mandarin orange and pear follow on, enhanced by a fruity, candied sweetness. A splash of water reveals more carnations, scents of geraniums and gentle, buttery vanilla
Palate - A zesty, citrus mouthfeel brings a surge of oranges and lemons, tempered by ripples of vanilla and fudge. Next, with remarkable finesse for a whisky of such age, come subtle notes of ginger, sweet chilli and oak
Finish - Delicate and dancing, with the softness of cake mix, almonds and pear