Glenmorangie 1970's Collection '75
Glenmorangie // Highlands, Scotland
Much of the Glenmorangie 1975 vintage was destined for a 2001 travel retail exclusive release. However, the 1975 that's a member of the Glenmorangie 1970s Collection was bottled earlier, in 1994 as a 19 year old. A very limited quantity was kept on hand for future special releases, making this a first time release from the distillery's archives. (Note: This tasting is from the closest approximation Glenmorangie release that Dr. Bill Lumsden could find to match the '75 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 a soft, fruity nose that offers caramel sweetness along with hints of hay, and drier, spicier notes of baking spices. A sweeter, richer side emerges on the palate, with honey and pear, leading to drier, spicy and oaky notes. Finish is dry and a touch medicinal, with more oak and spice, and finally some of that initial fruitiness. "