Delicate and spicy with a wonderful amber glow, Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1998 showcases some of the first Glenmorangie ever aged in new charred oak. Resulting from one of Dr Bill Lumsden’s earliest experiments as the Highland Distillery’s whisky creator, the 23-year-old limited edition’s notes of ginger, baked apples and orange chocolate are a delectable twist on Glenmorangie’s signature finesse.
Colour: Rich Amber
Aroma: Rich and mellow, with hints of toffee, ripe fruits such as pears, plums and baked apples, and some gentle oak. This is followed by some sweet vanilla, fragrant spearmint and a mellow, warming, waxy note, like fragrant incense. Some water releases Glenmorangie’s classic citrus notes of lemon and mandarin orange along with sweet tobacco, a touch of lavender, and the merest hint of ginger.
Taste: A zesty, almost effervescent mouthfeel leads into a burst of vibrant fruitiness, some chocolatey notes, a soft butter candy flavour and a hint of toffee, juicy raisins and figs. Then comes a suggestion of orange-flavoured chocolate, clove, ginger and aniseed.
Finish: Gentle and soothing with hints of sugared almonds, leather and dates.