Glenmorangie, a brand of Moët Hennessy-Louis Vuitton (LVMH), unveiled its Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1998, a rare new limited release that marks the eighth addition to the distillery’s award-winning Bond House No. 1 Collection.
The 23-year old expression showcases some of the first Glenmorangie ever to be aged in new charred oak barrels and is one of Dr. Bill Lumsdens earliest experiments in post, distilled the year he became Director of Whisky Creation, the company notes.
“New in post in 1998, I had all sorts of ideas for new and delicious whiskies. And one of my first experiments was with new charred oak casks,” Lumsdens said in a statement. “At the heart of Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1998 is a parcel of that experimental whisky. Aged in those casks for 23 years, it gives the limited edition a wonderful spicy note and an amber glow. With aromas of apples and plums and tastes of orange chocolate and clove, this whisky brings a new dimension to Glenmorangie’s elegance.”
The whiskies of the Bond House No. 1 vintage series, named after the largest of the Distillery’s 19th-century Bonded Warehouses, are created from some of Glenmorangie’s most prized parcels of aged whisky. The 1998, spicy vintage celebrates the first Glenmorangie aged in new charred oak, the company says.
Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1998 is bottled at 43% ABV, and will be available to purchase for $900 a bottle.