Glenmorangie 1970's Collection '76
Glenmorangie // Highlands, Scotland
January 21st, 1976 marked the first flight of the supersonic Concorde airplane. Glenmorangie set aside four casks of whisky distilled on that day for a special release. This whisky was still made with the distillery's own maltings before it would be closed in June of that year. The majority of the Concorde casks were bottled as a 15 year old in 1991, to commemorate the 15th anniversary of that first flight. However, a highly limited supply lingered in the casks for four more years, bottled in 1995 as 19 year old whisky. That whisky was never released, until joining the 1970s Collection. ( Note: This tasting is from the closest approximation Glenmorangie release that Dr. Bill Lumsden could find to match the '76 which is included in the 1970s Collection. None of that specific whisky was available to taste, so this whisky was used as a stand in.)
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"Find big sherry on the nose, with lighter, tropical fruits and melon, caramel, oak, and floral notes. The palate offers prominent spice, with an oily profile, red fruits, nuttiness, baking spices, and brown sugar. Finish is dry and astringent, with oak, spice and black pepper. "