In 2004 Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy purchased Glenmorangie plc including Glenmorangie, Ardbeg and Glen Moray Distilleries for £300 million.
Soon the new owners decided to withdraw from the blended Scotch market and consequently Glen Moray Distillery was put up for sale few years later. The year LMMH took over, the limited edition of Glen Moray 1984 Vintage was released with an outrun of 5000 bottles. The whisky distilled from barley malted on site was aged for two decades in white American oak barrels.
Nose: classic Glen Moray, fruity and slightly floral, apples pears, peaches, touch of lavender, vanilla, honey, pine needles, oak and a whiff of smoke.
Palate: very smooth, vanilla, toffee, sweetened lemon juice, peaches, apple pie, pineapple, honey roasted nuts, hints of cloves and subtle oaky dryness.
Finish: long oaky tannins perfectly balanced with vanilla sweetness and fruitiness with fainting hints of smoke in the background.