Glenmorangie 1970's Collection '77
Glenmorangie // Highlands, Scotland
The 1977 entrant of the 1970s Collection was distilled between April and June of that year, and was first bottled at 21 years of age on September 11, 1998. More of that whisky was kept to age longer though, including for a 28 year old release in 2005, of which this remains. The only member of the 1970s Collection not made from the distillery's own maltings, which had ceased in the summer of 1976.
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.
"The nose begins dry, spicy and oaky, but a buttery, creamy profile emerges, backed by light baking spices and vanilla, and lurking floral and fruity aromas. There's a light smokiness on the palate, and more of that buttery-creamy profile, with tropical fruit, caramel, oak and malt. Finish is dry and spicy, with a bit more smoke, and traces of the defining custardy, buttery backbone of this dram. The gem amongst gems from the exclusive 1970s Collection. "