Glenmorangie has released its most exclusive whisky to date. With he launch of Pride 1978, Scottish brand aims to build on the success of its Pride 1981 bottling, released in 2011. Glenmorangie has collaborated with internationally acclaimed artist Idris Khan to create an “Unnecessarily Well Made” piece of artwork, titled ‘Disappearing Casks’. Pride 1978 ‘Disappearing Casks’ represents traces of the distinctive whisky barrels at Glenmorangie’s distillery in Tain, the very place where the award winning single malt is created.
Only five casks of this precious whisky were laid down since 1978, making this latest single malt extremely rare. The precious 34 year-old liquid was bottled in 2012 following 15 years of extra-maturation in casks which had contained a legendary French Bordeaux Premier Grand Cru Classe wine, making it the longest extra-maturation of any Glenmorangie single malt to date.
Dr William Lumsden, the director of distilling and whisky creation at Glenmorangie says: “The resulting liquid is a luxurious burnished copper with rich, decadent and delicious scents of chestnut, toffee and cherries. I believe this is my most exquisite expression yet, one that will be savoured by whisky enthusiasts across the globe.”
Only 700 decanters of Glenmorangie Pride 1978 will be available, accompanied by a signed, limited edition print of Idris Khan’s artwork. Pride 1978 costs from £3,400 a bottle and is available at independent retailers, department stores exclusively from 10th to 22nd July. From July 23, 2014 it will available at specialist retailers and department stores.