Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt Whisky 1997
From the Maker:
Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1997, is vivacious and floral. With a heart aged in rare Château Montrose red wine casks, from Saint-Estèphe in Bordeaux, this single malt recalls a radiant new dawn at Glenmorangie.
Never attempted before or since at our Distillery, we hoped to create a Glenmorangie dramatically different from any other.
A full 13 years later, that single malt developed extraordinary berried depths. Delighted, Dr Bill began devising a complex marriage of casks to enhance its unparalleled taste. Taking whisky wholly aged in bourbon casks, he hinted at Glenmorangie’s hallmark citrus notes. With whisky finished for many years in oloroso sherry casks, he brought layers of sweetness and spicy finesse, while a skilful selection of secret casks also played their part.
Aged to perfection over 23 years, Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1997 brims with red fruits and candied sweetness. As vivid as Dr Bill’s dream for our whisky, it wondrously celebrates our kaleidoscopic style.
Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1997 is bottled at 43% ABV.
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.