Confirm your bid
Glenmorangie Madeira Wood Finish Bottled 1990s 70cl / 43%
A bottle of the now discontinued Glenmorangie Madeira Wood Finish. Initially matured in American oak casks for at least 12 years, this was racked into selected Madeira drums for this final period of its maturation. We estimate this was bottled in the 1990s.
The story of Glenmorangie begins in 1843, when William Matheson converted a brewery in the town of Tain into a distillery. In 1887 the distillery was sold to the Glenmorangie Distillery Co. A pair of pot stills was purchased from John Taylor's gin distillery and their long-necked design is retained today, the stills are said to be the tallest in Scotland.
Records dating back to the late 19th century show that Glenmorangie was being sold in high-class London hotels, including the Savoy. After World War I, the company passed to Macdonald & Muir who used the malt to fill its blends such as Highland Queen. Macdonald & Muir would own Glenmorangie distillery until 2004.
Single malt bottlings became more popular in the 1960s and Glenmorangie became Scotland's best-selling malt, prompting an expansion from two to four stills in 1976. Since the mid 1990s, the distillery has become known for its range of cask finishes, with new Distillery Manager Dr Bill Lumsden experimenting with different types of wine cask as well as different species of oak for maturation. Today the distillery is owned by LVMH.
Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note wear to the box and damage to the lid.
Note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing. Older bottles often contain small amounts of sediment. We cannot guarantee that the contents of this bottle will be free from the effects of age, cork taint, oxidation or other faults.
This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.