Vintage Scotch from Glenmorangie and Benromach, Plus a New Wild Turkey

This week, check out two vintage scotches from Glenmorangie and Benromach, and the latest Master’s Keep bourbon from Wild Turkey.

Glenmorangie Bond House No. 1 Grand Vintage 1990

Style: Single malt scotch
Proof: 43% ABV
Price: $630
Release: February 2017
Availability: Nationwide, but in limited amounts

Need to know:

This is 25 year old whisky aged in ex-bourbon casks, with a small amount aged in ex-sherry casks.

Whisky Advocate says:

The Bond House No. 1 Collection is a new series aimed at collectors, and each whisky released will be a vintage. The name comes from the distillery’s largest 19th-century bonded warehouse, which Glenmorangie transformed into its still house in 1990.

Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Decades

Style: Bourbon
Proof: 52% ABV
Price: $150
Release: February 2017
Availability: Nationwide, but in limited amounts

Need to know:

A blend of whiskeys aged between 10 and 20 years, this bourbon is the brainchild of Eddie Russell, who celebrated his 35th anniversary with Wild Turkey last year.

Whisky Advocate says:

This is the second release in the limited-edition Master’s Keep series. Eddie Russell and his father, Jimmy Russell, serve as co-master distillers for Wild Turkey. The first Master’s Keep release scored a 91 in our Fall 2015 Buying Guide.

Benromach 1974 Single Cask

Style: Single malt scotch
Proof: 49.1% ABV
Price: $1,700
Release: February 2017
Availability: 40 bottles for the U.S.

Need to know:

The whisky spent 41 years in a sherry butt and predates Benromach’s closing in 1983 and subsequent reopening in 1998. Each bottle comes with a book about the distillery’s history.

Whisky Advocate says:

A 1974 Benromach single cask released last year scored a 92 in our Buying Guide. Expect this whisky to have notes of apples, raisins, honey, fudge, chocolate, ginger, and black pepper.

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