GLENMORANGIE 1963 43%
Single Malt, Scotland / Highlands, 70cl, Ref: 19481
In 2010, fifty bottles of this precious liquid were found in one of the distillery’s warehouses. This whisky distilled in 1963 and bottled in 1987 has preserved all the richness of its exceptional flavours. Fifty years later in 2013, it was rebottled in a new luxury set. According to those in charge at Glenmorangie, “this edition serves as a time capsule from another era”
Limited edition of 50 bottles Profile: rich and silky, fresh fruit evolves on the palate into candied fruit and even chocolate and spice. Voluptuous.
- Appearance : intense hazelnut shade.
- Nose : voluptuous, tasty. A delicious mix of toasted coconut, sweet caramel, vanilla and eau-de-vie cherries characterise the opening. It develops with dried fruit and nuts (raisins, dates), ripe peach and marzipan. Next, hazelnut notes that are typical of ageing in sherry casks coat the aromatic palette.
- Palate : rich, silky. The attack reveals juicy peaches, pineapple and candied oranges dusted with Demerara sugar as well as nutmeg. The mid-palate combines candied zest marmalade and grapefruit. It gradually becomes chocolatey and spicy (cloves, cinnamon, ginger).
- Overall : long, spiced. It shows great balance thanks to its silky tannins. It persists with notes of roasted citrus fruit, dark chocolate and even dark fruits (blackberry, blueberry). The retro-nasal olfaction is subtly malted and as winey (grape) as they come. The empty glass introduces us to new spices (black pepper, saffron).
- The brand
The Glenmorangie distillery has, since 1843, produced its famous single malt in the north of the Highlands. It owns the tallest stills in Scotland, a legacy of the gin stills installed when it first began. A pioneer of maturation in ex-bourbon casks in the 1960s, Glenmorangie also began experimenting with different finishes very early on thanks to the help and great skill of the famous nose, Dr Bill Lumsden. Its series of finishes aim to marry the finesse of this single malt with the flavours and tannins of different wines during a second maturation that lasts around two years. Find out more
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