Size750mLProof86 (43% ABV)*Please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
This vintage single malt received the 2017 Gold medal for "Best Single Malt Scotch (Highlands)” at the IWC, and a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
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About Glenmorangie Grand Vintage 1990 Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1990 is an exclusive addition to the Glenmorangie vintage collection. This single malt is meticulously matured for 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 note" (producer). Glenmorangie Scotch Single Malt 1990 Grand Vintage received the 2017 Gold medal for "Best Single Malt Scotch (Highlands)" at the IWC, and a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
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In 1738, a brewery was built upon Morangie Farm in the Highlands region of Scotland. A century later, William Matheson acquired the farm and equipped the Morangie brewery with two stills that he purchased second-hand, and renamed the brewery-converted-distillery Glenmorangie.
Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made using malted barley, which is mashed and fermented with water sourced from the Tarlogie Spring. The water produced from the spring, which spends nearly a century underground being filtered through layers of limestone before it is extracted, is unusually rich in minerals. In the 1980s, when development in the area threatened the spring's water quality, Glenmorangie purchased 600 acres of land around and including the spring in order to ensure consistent water quality and adequate supply.
After the barley has been fermented, the wash is twice distilled through Glenmorangie's copper-pot stills by a team of 16 distillers known as the Sixteen Men of Tain. Glenmorangie's stills are equipped with relatively small boiler pots, which increases the exposure of the whisky to the copper, resulting in a more pure flavor. In addition, the stills are nearly seventeen feet tall — the tallest of any distillery in Scotland — and as a result, produce a lighter, more refined whisky.
Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.
A cornucopia of floral and fruity notes. Pear, honeysuckle, freesia, orange blossom, candied fruits, mandarin, apple, heather honey and a distinctive note of beeswax. Creamy orange syrup, honeycomb and vanilla, zesty gooseberry and menthol. Baked apples and pears, brown sugar, biscuit and a hint of clove on the finish.