Glenmorangie 1990 - Grand Vintage Malt

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

Average value

€ 599,08

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54 × member ratings

160 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenmorangie 1990 - Grand Vintage Malt

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.42 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.

  2. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

    Taste / finish:
    At first slightly spicy, then fruity notes spread silky-soft on the tongue, vanilla, sweet with a hint of honey, almost tasty. The oak keeps the balance, overall the whisky appears very balanced, and goes sweetly and tart accompanied by fruity sharpness into a long finish.
    It sounds sweet and tart for a long time, the fruit notes fade away very slowly, at the end again sweet and slightly malty.

  3. 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.

  4. MikeVictor did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    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.


  5. DrBardamu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  6. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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  7. Somchie did not rate this whisky Member Junior

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

  8. 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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