A 1991 vintage single malt whisky celebrating “the pioneers of the wood finish” has been released as the fourth limited edition in Glenmorangie’s Bond House No 1 series.
To create the new “rich plum” expression, Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s director of distilling, whisky creation and whisky stocks, married together two parcels of whisky which, ordinarily, would not be brought together.
One of the whiskies was finished in oloroso sherry casks for sweetness and spice, while the other was finished in Burgundy casks, providing “earthy and truffle notes”. A “hint” of whisky aged in new toasted oak was also used in the process.
Dr Bill said: “Bringing together two such incongruous whiskies goes somewhat against convention which, in part, is what drew me to the challenge of combining them.
“The result is a single malt with a rich plum character, deep, mellow aromas and tastes of ripe fruits and milk chocolate.
“Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1991 honours those early pioneers who dedicated themselves to the art of the wood finish in 1991, whose work still guides us today.”