28 YO Glenmorangie set for July launch

09 May, 2011

The Glenmorangie Company has announced the release of Pride 1981, a 28-year old single malt whisky that has been finished in Sauternes casks for ten years.

The distillery, which is part of the Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton group, has described the new bottling as its “ultimate” expression.

Glenmorangie Pride 1981 has been limited to 1,000 bottles and will be available in “exclusive outlets worldwide” from July.

The expression is bottled at 56.7% abv, packaged in a crystal decanter and wooden case, and costs £2,500.

Bill Lumsden, head of the Glenmorangie whisky creation team said: “The opportunity to age this superb 18 Year Old for ten years in Château d’Yquem casks was too exciting to pass up."

According to The Glenmorangie Company, the ten year period spent in sweet wine casks, is the longest time any of its whiskies has undergone “extra maturation”.

Lumsden said: “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.”

Listed among the tasting notes is apple tart with demerara sugar, nutmeg, aniseed, rich oak, sherbet, lemons, melon, kiwi, liquorice, roasted chestnut, sultanas, toasted almonds and coconut desserts.


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