Previously reserved for the travel retail market, this is a scrumptious big bottle of Glenmorangie single malt.
Part of a trio of travel retail releases, The Accord accompanies The Tribute and The Elementa and was first released in October 2019. The releases were designed to pay homage to the workers at Glenmorangie distillery, and indeed, the label proudly states this dram was “crafted by the 16 men of Tain” (Tain being the part of Scotland where the distillery is located).
In making this whisky, Dr. Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s Director of Whisky Creation, announced his lofty aim to “unquestionably make the most delicious whisky in the world, using age-old marrying techniques”. It is this marrying that the Accord’s title perhaps refers to – the accord reached between the American oak Bourbon barrels and the Oloroso sherry casks.
Aged for 12 years, with the sherry casks providing a finishing period, The Accord offers rich notes of raisins, toffee, plums, almonds, brown sugar, vanilla, creamy coffee, toffee apples, figs, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, leather, dark oak and earthy dunnage warehouse.
Bottled at 43% ABV for a little extra body and depth, this is an expertly crafted sherried dram.