12-07-14

Glenmorangie Pride 1978
















UK-based Glenmorangie Distillery has launched Pride 1978, its rarest and most exclusive whisky to date.

The company's 34 year-old release started as an 19 year-old whisky before being extra-matured for 15 years - the longest ever period a Glenmorangie whisky has undergone extra-maturation.

Artist Idris Khan has created a limited edition piece of artwork, entitled 'Disappearing Casks', to accompany each purchase of Glenmorangie Pride 1978.

Only 700 bottles will be made available worldwide, as only five casks were laid down. Bottled at 47.4% ABV, Glenmorangie Pride 1978 is priced at GBP3,400 (US$5,800).

Tasting Notes
Aroma: Sweet woody and nutty notes, like sweet chestnut or cedar, mingle with hints of toffee, fudge, almond marzipan and cherries.

Taste: The flavour of baked fruits (apples, plums cherries and apricots) lead into a solid oaky 'backbone', with flavours of clove, cinnamon, lots of aniseed, cardamom, cumin, toasted oak and eucalyptus.

Finish: Once these powerful, primary flavours die down, soft creamy fudge/vanilla, is encountered along with tangy, caramelised citrus fruits, a hint of cassis, and some milk chocolate and café au lait on the aftertaste.