Glenmorangie Highland Single Malt Grand Vintage Malt 1997
Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 1997 is the seventh release in the limited edition The Bond House No. 1 Collection named for the brand's largest 19th century bonded warehouses. It spent about 10 years in ex-bourbon casks before a portion was transferred to Chateau Montrose red wine casks, from the Saint-Estèphe appellation of Bordeaux. Then it spent an additional period of maturation in a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-oloroso sherry casks for a total of 23 years of maturation in the distillery's Bond House No. 1. It is bottled at 43% ABV and is available as of June, 2021.
Aroma Fruity and subtly smoky, with hints of candied orange peel and wood fires. Then mint toffee, sultanas and a suggestion of vine-ripened tomatoes, give way to a rare minerality and Glenmorangie’s classic fruit notes.
Taste A rich, spicy mouthfeel brings tastes of ripe peaches, apricots, melon and baked pears, laced with vanilla custard, cocoa powder and nutmeg’s gentle spice.
Finish Sweet and lingering, with notes of honey and mead entwined with milk chocolate and sugared plums.