Glenmorangie launches Pride 1974

24 March, 2017

Glenmorangie has announced the launch of the oldest whisky it has produced to date.

Glenmorangie Pride 1974 (bottled at 52% ABV) will be released worldwide in May with an RRP of £7,200. Only 503 crystal decanters will be available.

Building on the exclusive bottlings of Pride 1981 (released in 2011) and Pride 1978 (released in 2014) the 1974 expression is the third limited-edition release in the Pride collection, which showcases the Distillery’s most rare malts.

The new 41-year-old edition was laid down on 30 October 1974 in a combination of ex-bourbon casks and ex-Oloroso sherry butts then left to mature until Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s director of distilling and whisky creation, deemed the whisky to have reached its peak more than four decades later.

Lumsden said: “Glenmorangie Pride 1974 is the oldest and deepest Glenmorangie ever to be released. Its age lends the whisky an enriched intensity, borne only of a slow, patient maturation. The result is an exquisite blend of deep, rich, salty and spicy aromas - aged balsamic vinegar, salted caramel toffee and oranges, leading to tastes of baked apples, toffee, oranges and brown sugar.”

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