Tuesday, April 03, 2018


The multi award winning Glenmorangie distillery, has today announced the launch of the second release in its Bond House No. 1 collection.

Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1989 (43% ABV) has been produced using spirit from the final days of Glenmorangie’s former still house, which was part-matured in rare ex-Côte-Rôtie casks.

Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1989

This latest release from the Highlands based distillery, is the second limited release its prized Bond House No.1 collection, which explores some of its most prestigious parcels of aged whisky.

The story of Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1989, begins with some of the last spirit ever to emerge from the Distillery’s former still house, home to Scotland’s tallest stills for more than a century.

Soon after the expression’s spirit was distilled, the stills were moved from this venerable, yet modest-sized building, signalling the end of an era. Instead, as the Distillery sought to meet whisky lovers’ growing desire for its single malt, Warehouse No.1, the largest of the brands 19th century bonded warehouses and namesake of the Vintage Collection, was transformed into the renowned still house which houses the stills used today.

Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1989, is said to deliver notes of toasted marshmallows, almonds, vanilla, fudge, baked apples, red fruits, blackcurrants, tropical fruits, fragrant wood smoke, freshly baked bread and beeswax on the nose. Followed by notes of pepper, baked apples, fudge and citrus on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation & Whisky Stocks, said: “After 27 years of patient maturation, I knew that Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1989 was ready to share. Each cask in the assemblage had been carefully chosen to complement the exquisite depths brought to the whisky by the parcel finished in ex-Côte-Rôtie casks.

He went onto say: The resulting expression beautifully balances the subtle finesse of Glenmorangie’s spirit with a rare richness and intensity. Connoisseurs will delight in its smoky and sweet aromas – extraordinarily varied for a whisky of such age. It is peppery on the palate, with glorious, full tastes of baked apples and buttery fudge, leading to a long and powerful finish brimming with honey, notes of leather and classic wood spices.”

Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1989, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £550.00.

Posted by Steve Rush