Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 1996 is the sixth release in the highly acclaimed Bond House No. 1 Collection, under which Glenmorangie Head Distiller and Master of Wood Dr. Bill Lumsden has revealed some of his oldest and most precious creations, including this 2019 IWC Whiskey of the Year.
This 23 year old whisky pays tribute to the distilleries pioneering quest to create the perfect casks, and is long aged in a handful of their first custom-designed American white Oak ex-Bourbon casks.
Aroma: Fresh and perfumed, like a bouquet of flowers, with a piquant hint of coriander. Mandarin orange and pear follow on, enhanced by a fruity candied sweetness.
Taste: A zest, citrus mouthfeel brings as surge of oranges and lemon, tempered by ripples of vanilla and fudge. Subtle notes of ginger, sweet chili and oak.
Finish: Delicate and dancing, with the softness of cake mix, almonds and pear.