Glenmorangie has released Pride 1978, which the company claims is their rarest whisky to date. The single malt whisky is sourced from five casks in the distiller’s archives. It was bottled in 2012 following 15 years of extra-maturation in Bordeaux Premier Grand Cru Classé casks, the longest extra-maturation of any of Glenmorangie offering ever.
Only 700 decanters Glenmorangie Pride 1978 will be made available, with a bottle of this rare spirit retailing for about $5,000.
The release of Glenmorangie Pride 1978 follows the 2011 release Pride 1981.
To celebrate the launch of Pride 1978, Glenmorangie partnered with with internationally acclaimed artist Idris Khan to create a unique piece of artwork titled ‘Disappearing Casks’.
‘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.
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