Preview: Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1989

A new Glenmorangie Bond House No 1 Collection release to come

With its Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1989 the distillery in Tain will release the second Single Malt edition of the Bond House No 1 Collection. It joins the first release, the Glenmorangie Bond House No. 1 1990/2016.

For 27 years the single malt of the year 1989 has been maturing, partly in Ex-Côte-Rôtie wine casks. Then the casks were married to form this limited edition. This whisky belongs to the last batches that had been distilled in Glenmorangie’s old still house before it became too small for the increasing production. The stills got a new home in the former warehouse No 1, an old and large bonded warehouse that today is the majestic “dome” Glenmorangie.

A noble whisky needs a noble packaging and so Glenmorangie presents this second Bond House Edition in an exclusive dark wooden box like it was used for the first edition as well. And also the design of the bottle resembles that one of the Glenmorangie Bond House No. 1 1990/2016.

Producer’s tastingnotes for the Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1989

Nose: Toasted marshmallow, almond, and a curious, perfumed top note. Some classic, buttery notes of vanilla and fudge, then a burst of fruit notes. Baked apples, red fruits, blackcurrants, some tropical fruits, fragrant wood smoke, freshly baked bread and beeswax.

Taste: An oily, viscous mouthfeel with a gentle peppery sensation on the palate. More baked apples, fudge and gentle citrus flavours.

Finish: Floral orange blossom and honey, hints of eucalyptus oil and sweet aniseed, along with some leather and oak. With water, more tropical fruits and an intensified citrus note, like dried zest of clementine. The long finish ends with classic wood spices and oak shavings.

Pictures: Moet Hennessy