Glenmorangie 1977 Vintage 21 Year Old (70cl, 43%) ***sold***
A limited edition oak matured Scotch that comes in a beautiful wooden presentation box. This very rare 21 year old Highland single malt was laid down in 1977 at the Glenmorangie distillery before being bottled in 1998.
Interestingly there are several other bottlings: They are all 1977 vintage and 21 years old but have different bottling years because a proportion of the whisky in the later bottlings had been stored in vats. As vats are not made of oak, the time cannot be added onto the maturation age of the whisky. This one is an original 1998 bottling.
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.