Glenmorangie 1991 Grand Vintage Malt (bottled 2018) - Bond House No.1 Collection (70cl, 43%)
Bottle No 2271 of 7551.
With a vibrancy that belies its 23 years in casks, Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1991 is an inspiring addition to Glenmorangie exclusive vintage collection, Bond House No 1, original 19th century warehouse.
The fourth in the series, this is a vatting of of just two parcels of casks. Both were initially matured in bourbon wood before one was finished for over a decade in ex-Oloroso sherry, and the other in ex-Burgundy.
Bond House No.1 was transformed into the distillery's Still-house in order to increase production capacity the year after this was distilled, making it one of the final vintages to be warehoused there.
Despite being owned by blenders, MacDonald & Muir, for most of the 20th century, Glenmorangie had an early focus on bottling its single malt. Some records show that its single malt was being sold as early as the late 19th century. This became the distillery's main output in 1959, and with the unique flavours derived from Scotland's tallest stills, Glenmorangie is now one of the world's biggest selling malts. As a result, the distillery portfolio over the years has been extensive, and little has been spared for independent bottlers. Pioneers of cask finishes, the distillery has never shied away from experimentation, and under the guiding hand of Maestro Dr Bill Lumsden they continue to release a variety of expressions to keep "The Sixteen Men of Tain" rushed off their feet.