Glenmorangie 1990

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Grand Vintage Malt - Bond House No. 1 Collection
Ex-Bourbon & Ex-Sherry
Number of bottles
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
07 dec 2016 9:17 am by maltaholic

Average value

€ 981.97

52 × in wishlist

78 × member ratings

259 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenmorangie 1990

13 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.68 points.

  1. Bosi scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    One of the best Glenmorangies I have ever had in my glass. The nose impresses with surprisingly mature and complex aromas, which are unfortunately not reflected in this fullness in the taste and finish. This whisky in cask strength, would probably be worth 90+ points.
    • Nose
      91 91
      The nose is wonderfully old-fashioned and complex: honey meets sweet cherries, the smell of old furniture, cinnamon and toffee. The whole thing is framed by ginger and orange.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The texture of the whisky is very oily and the taste shows a spectrum of citrus fruits, which are surrounded by spicy notes such as cinnamon and cumin.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish is medium in length and is characterized by orange jam, blackcurrant and sweet liquorice.

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  3. Janci234 scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior


  4. Izzino scored this whisky 97 points Connoisseur

    So this got me. A wonderful, fruity, great dram. Great

  5. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Honey, baking spice, roasted malt, leather, citrus peels, figgy sweetness and Honey Nut Cheerios with some dried orchard fruit, raisiny sweetness and a touch of toffee and cocoa.

    It’s not heavy, it’s more fresh and breezy, but not in a light and wimpy way. The notes are delivered boldly.

    Honey, cinnamon-heavy baking spice, buttery pie crust, leather, dried strawberries, Honey Nut Cheerios, toffee, dried orchard fruit and a bit of oak and raisiny sweetness.

    Like the aroma it’s soft and velvety, not heavy at all, but it manages a wonderful multi-faceted complexity.

    Medium-long -> Dried orchard fruit, Honey Nut Cheerios and oak fade with a light leather and strawberry candy sweetness.

  6. Whiskywiseguy scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Mandarins, honey, and vanilla
    • Taste
      Vanilla, honey, chocolate
    • Finish
      Oak, herbal spice

  7. saxionwhiskypro scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Very delicate, soft and complex at the same time. Had the good fortune to taste these on a Glenmorangie tasting, best there was!

  8. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Aromatic and fruity, slightly exotic, hint of vanilla and oak, very pleasant.

    Taste / finish:
    At first slightly spicy, then fruity notes spread silky-soft on the tongue, vanilla, sweetish with a hint of honey, almost palatable. The oak keeps the balance, overall the whisky appears very balanced, and turns sweetish-tart accompanied by fruity sharpness into a long finish.
    Sounds sweetish-tart for a long time, the fruit notes slowly fade away, at the end sweetish and slightly malty again.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Dried fruits, sweet fruits, leather, furniture polish, christmas cake, grass, honey, tea, citric sherbet notes on nose.

    Cream brûlée, toffee, dried fruits, tea, oak dryness, chocolate, spices and ginger notes on taste.

    Long finish with spices, oak, vanilla, fruits, citrus, chocolate notes.

    Rich, sweet, full bodied, complex whisky.

  10. MikeVictor did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    The Bond House No.1 Collection is an exclusive collection of vintage expressions, all exceptionally fine and smooth. The series, which celebrates Glenmorangie’s most prestigious aged whisky, has been created for connoisseurs and collectors. Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1990, released in 2016, was the first expression in the collection. It has been lauded by industry experts, winning first place at the International Whisky Competition, in the category Single Malt Whisky 12 Years and Over, and gold medals at the International Wine and Spirits Competition and the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

  11. DrBardamu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  12. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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  13. drampedia did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    According to a sales lady at the  Glenmorangie Distillery Shop it's limited to 5000 bottles.

  14. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Producer's Tasting Notes:
    Nose: The aroma is a veritable cornucopia of heady floral and
    fruity notes; heather honey, honeysuckle and freesia mingle with orange
    blossom, candied fruits, mandarin, pear and apple. This complex bouquet
    is supplemented by a distinctive note of beeswax.
    Palate: The mouthfeel is silky, creamy and mouth coating,
    delightfully mellow and gentle. This leads into succulent, sweet
    flavours of orange syrup, puff candy, honeycomb, vanilla, and some
    zesty, herbal top notes of gooseberry and menthol.
    Finish: The fruitiness continues with baked apples and pears,
    then there are some deeper notes of brown-sugar, malty/biscuit flavours
    and the gentlest hint of clove and oak tannin on the finish.

    Jim Murray gave this in his Whisky Bible 94 points


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