It’s not always about the age. Sometimes “everything is all about the taste”, like the master distiller of Glenmorangie, Dr. Bill Lumsden, sais. This is why the distillery’s new limited release, called Pride 1981, was not bottled when it was 30 years old, but at 28 years, 9 months and 11 days.
The whiskey matured in oak casks and it was carefully monitored for flavor. During the last years of its maturing process, it was tasted every three months, until one day Glenmorangie specialists decided the time was right to start bottling the company’s rarest and most luxurious single malt whisky.
Pride 1981 boasts a deep gold color and a rich, delicious taste. An apple tart aroma with Demerara sugar and nutmeg is supported by musky oak tones. After adding a little water, an aroma wave of exotic fruit and spices is released. Hints of sultanas, lemon, toast almonds and coconut complete the unique flavor.
Artist Laurence Brabant designed the luxury Baccarat crystal decanter which comes in a special wooden case. Each bottle bears an individual number (only 1,000 will be made in all) and is personally signed by Dr. Lumsden.