Glenmorangie 1990 Grand Vintage Malt is the new flagship whiskey in the Glenmorangie range. It was first released in 2016 and replaces the extremely rare and limited 25 year old bottling, Glenmorangie The Quarter Century, which has now been discontinued.
Glenmorangie 1990 Grand Vintage Malt is a Highland Single Malt Whisky. It is the first Grand Vintage Malt release in, what I assume, will be a continuing run of vintages as older ones disappear. It is part of Glenmorangie’s Bond House No 1 collection, an exclusive series of whiskies that will allow connoisseurs and collectors to explore the single origins of some of Glenmorangie’s most prestigious whiskies, each distilled in a single year.
The Bond House No.1 Collection takes its name from the largest of Glenmorangie’s 19th century warehouses. For generations, Warehouse No. 1 was home to Glenmorangie’s casks of maturing spirit. But in 1990, its role was to change, as the Distillery sought to meet surging demand by doubling the number of stills, Scotland’s tallest since 1843. The existing still house had no room for expansion, so Warehouse No. 1 was transformed into a magnificent new still house, revered today as Glenmorangie’s Highland cathedral.
Glenmorangie 1990 Grand Vintage Malt is carefully nurtured for at least a quarter century in the finest ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks, this sublime whisky exhibits an extraordinary mellow, rounded character with heady floral and fruity notes. Glenmorangie 1990 Grand Vintage Malt is presented in a very smart wooden case with copper detailing evocative of copper stills.