A single malt whisky beyond comparison, Glenmorangie Pride 1981 is the culmination of 28 years of passion, patience and artistry. As its name implies, the birth date was 1981 – in the month of October - when the original liquid was distilled and laid down for maturation in Glenmorangie’s finest oak casks.
The intention had always been to create an exquisite vintage 18-Year-Old, yet in 1999, Dr Bill Lumsden acquired the key to crafting an even more outstanding whisky: a limited quantity of Sauternes barriques from the fabled vineyards of Chateau d’Yquem. Thus the whisky was extra-matured for 10 more years in those prized casks - the longest period any Glenmorangie whisky has ever undergone extra-maturation.
Aroma: Captivating and heady with the combination of poached pears, baked pineapple sponge, demerara sugar, nutmeg and aniseed.
Taste: The layers of delicious desserts are joined by honeydew melon and lemon vanilla madeleines with oak tannins bringing hints of French toast.
Finish: Long, succulent and sweet with sultanas, toasted almonds and the lingering memory of lemon and coconut desserts.
Our Cocktail Library will inspire all those intrigued to explore Glenmorangie’s creative mixology. Bring new dimensions to Glenmorangie’s expressions, celebrating the unique aspects of each whisky’s character and revealing key tasting notes in detail.