Glenmorangie 1970's Collection '71
Glenmorangie // Highlands, Scotland
The first member of the Glenmorangie 1970s Collection hails from a distillation from New Year's Eve 1971. Much of that whisky was originally released in 1993 to celebrate the distillery's 150th anniversary, while some stock was kept and aged longer. This release was bottled and sold in December 1998, at 26 years old. Dr. Bill Lumsden estimates that 40% of the whisky used in this particular release was aged in sherry casks, and 60% in bourbon casks.
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.
Cask Typeex-bourbon, ex-sherry
"Deep sherry, raisins and nuttiness on the nose, with a distinctive funky sherry rancio. Find a velvety smooth palate with more dark sherry flavors, nuttiness, dates, cherries and other red fruits. There are also earthier notes and some more of that funk, with an intermingling sweetness of toffee and butterscotch. A short, warm finish invites you back in for another sip. "