Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 1991 is no different.
1991 is a significant vintage year for Glenmorangie as this was the year that their whisky creators dedicated themselves to furthering the emerging art of wood finishing. This whisky celebrates their pioneering vision, which still guides Glenmorangie’s expertise in wood today.
This magnificent limited edition expression has been aged for 26 years and it takes its rich plum character from two wood whiskies, which on paper would possibly seem quite bizarre. One is a sweet and spicy liquid, finished in oloroso sherry casks which is then beautifully married with a bold, earthy liquid finished in burgundy casks. These are softened by a hint of whisky aged in new toasted oak. The result is a beautifully harmonious expression.
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.”
Nose: 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.
Taste: 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.
About Dr Bill Lumsden
Dr Bill Lumsden is Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation & Whisky Stocks at Glenmorangie, to give him his full title.
He's known as the pioneer of wood management, producing whiskies that have truly changed the single malt market. An example of his groundbreaking work is in Glenmorangie Allta. While yeast has always been a key ingredient in single malt, its impact on flavour has long been overlooked. Glenmorangie Allta is a rich and fruity expression created with a bespoke species of wild yeast discovered on Glenmorangie's own Cadboll barley. Learn more about this excellent expression here.
Dr Lumsden is also the first individual to be awarded the title "Distiller of the Year" at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC).
Glenmorangie 1991 Grand Vintage In-store Tasting
Join us at The Whisky Shop Piccadilly for a very special tasting with Dr Bill Lumsden, Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation & Whisky Stocks at Glenmorangie, on Wednesday April 10th between 4pm and 5:30pm.
Dr Lumsden will be pouring drams of the yet to be released Glenmorangie 1991 Grand Vintage as well as the esteemed Glenmorangie 18 Year Old.
This is your chance to own a truly memorable bottle as Dr Lumsden will personally sign any bottle of Glenmorangie 1991 Grand Vintage or Glenmorangie 18 Year Old purchased at the tasting.
This is a free event for anyone over 18 years.