The fourth release in the Glenmorangie Bond House No. 1 collection, this whisky a vintage from 1991. To create this whisky Dr. Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie's Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation & Whisky Stocks, initially aged the spirit for many years in American oak. The whisky was then split into two casks lots, finishing one lot in ex-Oloroso sherry casks, while the other lot was finished in former Burgundy casks. The result is a 26 year old single malt that is simply specatular.
Aroma: 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.
Palate: A slightly peppery mouthfeel leads to a burst of fruity flavours intermingled with lots of milk chocolate, stewed apples, plum and ripe, red fruits such as cherry and raspberry.
Finish: A hint of zesty citrus and finally an intriguing combination of oak, fruit and sweet spices.