Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1989, 43%
Price: $665 ● Issue: Fall 2018 ● Reviewer: Gavin Smith
The second release from Glenmorangie's Bond House No. 1 Collection, this 27 year old includes whisky from a parcel of casks that received a period of secondary maturation in Côte-Rôtie red wine casks. Honey and nectarines on the nose, plus ginger, icing sugar, and damp heather. A silky palate delivery of peaches in cream, apple crumble, nutmeg, and white pepper. The finish is lengthy, with lingering spicy orange notes.