Subscriber login Close [x]
remember me
You are not logged in.

Glenmorangie to release Pride 1981

Published:  09 May, 2011

The Glenmorangie distillery is to release Pride 1981, a single malt characterised by the longest extra-maturation period of any Glenmorangie expression.

The 28-year-old single malt will be available in a limited edition of 1,000.

Initially destined to be bottled as an 18-year-old, the on-going tasting and assessment of maturing stocks revealed that this whisky, distilled in October 1981, was of exceptional quality.

Glenmorangie Pride 1981 was matured in the Château d'Yquem  barriques for a further 10 years - making the resulting whisky, rich and opulent.

Dr Bill Lumsden, said: "The opportunity to age this superb 18-year-old for 10 years in Château d'Yquem casks was too exciting to pass up.

"The resulting liquid, one of our most mature to date, is characterised by rich flavours of sumptuous desserts and undertones of oak tannins, resulting from the extra-maturation process.

"We are always looking to push boundaries and innovate, and Glenmorangie Pride 1981 is the pinnacle of those efforts."

The packaging unites the contrasting crafts of glass crystal and wood design from designers; Laurence Brabant and Wouter Scheublin, a rising star of furniture design.

Glenmorangie Pride 1981 is bottled at 56.7% abv and is available at £2500.