Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt Whisky 1996
From the Maker:
The exclusive vintages of our Bond House No. 1 Collection are all shaped by their own unique stories. Each distilled in a single year, they are captured at their peak by our skilful whisky creators, and shared at their remarkable best.
The Collection’s sixth release, Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1996, is luxurious and creamy. Long aged in a handful of our first custom-designed casks, this quintessential Glenmorangie honours our pioneering quest to find the perfect casks for our whisky.
On our search for those casks, we journeyed to the northern slopes of Missouri’s Ozark Mountains. There, we found slow-growth American white oaks with a particularly porous structure. Inviting greater synergy between wood and spirit, they would magnify Glenmorangie’s creamy character.
Aged entirely in first-fill casks, Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1996 showcases a supreme creaminess from the wood, entwined with a deep concentration of the spirit’s fruity, floral influences.
Marvellously rounded over 23 years, this is our luxurious tribute to the pursuit of perfection.
About the Maker:
After spending 17 years as a whisky distiller, William Matheson left his job and sought to start his own distillery. His vision was to create an exceptional, exquisitely smooth whisky.
In 1843, his vision became a reality when he took over the Morangie farm and founded Glenmorangie.
Originally 16 men, an unbroken chain of experts worked together to craft Glenmorangie through the centuries. These men passed down their knowledge and expertise of the heralded Single Malt from generation to generation. This time-honored tradition preserved the quintessential Single Malt of Scotland.
In the far north of Scotland, near the ancient Royan Burgh of Tain, lies Glenmorangie. 'The Glen of Tranquility' where malt whisky has been distilled since it began. The distillery has an air of timelessness; the methods and craft they employ today differ little from those of their forbears.