The Bond House No. 1 collection invites single malt whisky connoisseurs to explore some of Glenmorangie’s most prized parcels of aged whisky. The collection takes its name from the largest of Glenmorangie’s traditional 19th century warehouses –Bonded Warehouse No.1 –transformed in 1990 into the Distillery’s current still house.
Aged for 26 years, Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1991 takes its rich plum character from two seemingly incongruous wood-finished whiskies. One sweet, spicy parcel finished in oloroso sherry casks is skilfully married with a bold, earthy parcel finished in burgundy casks. They are softened by a hint of whisky aged in new toasted oak, to create a whisky of implausible harmony.
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 mouthfeel leads to a burst of fruity flavours intermingled with lots of milk chocolate, stewed apples, plum and rip, red fruits such as cherry and raspberry.
Finish: A hint of zesty citrus and finally an intriguing combination of oak, fruit and sweet spices.