Monday, March 27, 2017


Glenmorangie has announced the launch of its oldest ever bottling, as part of its rare and treasured Pride series.

Glenmorangie Pride 1974 (52% ABV) is a marriage of ex-bourbon cask and ex-Oloroso sherry butt matured whiskies, that were originally laid down to mature on the 30th of October 1974.

Glenmorangie Pride 1974

Building on the success of Glenmorangie’s previous Pride bottlings; 1981 (released in 2011) and 1978 (released in 2014) this latest release from the Highland based distiller, was deemed to be at its peak and ready to be bottled, after more than four decades of maturation, by Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s Director of Distilling and Whisky Creation.

Limited to just 503 crystal decanters, Glenmorangie Pride 1974, is said to deliver notes of spice, salted caramel, chocolate truffles, Turkish delight, rum and-raisin ice-cream and aged balsamic vinegar on the nose. Followed by notes of baked apples, oranges, honey, toffee, molasses, double cream, spicy clove and aniseed on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, Dr Bill 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.”

Glenmorangie Pride 1974, will be available next month from selected specialist retailers, for a RRP of £7,200.

Posted by Steve Rush