The Whisky Shop UK Stocks Glenmorangie Pride 1981 – Scotch Whisky News


Glenmorangie Pride Now In Stock

Glenmorangie Pride 1981 whisky is the culmination of 28 years of passion, patience and artistry. At its heart is the remarkable Glenmorangie 1981 Vintage, which was aged for 18 years in first-fill ex-bourbon barrels. The whisky was then extra-matured exclusively in Chateau d’Yquem Sauternes casks for an additional 10 years before being bottled at 56.7% ABV. The whisky is presented in a striking Baccarat crystal decanter and wooden case.

1 of only 1000 bottles.

Colour: Intense, deepest gold.

Nose: A captivating and heady aromatic scent, reminiscent of a display of scrumptious desserts; poached pears with lashings of vanilla cream, baked pineapple sponge pudding dusted with toasted coconut, apple tart with sprinklings of Demerara sugar, nutmeg and aniseed. Alongside the desserts, the beguiling musky scent of antique oak furniture brings a mesmerizing depth and complexity. Addition of water releases a myriad of exotic fruits and spices; sherbet lemons, melon, kiwi and pineapple, infused with ginger and cloves and softened with layers of creamy vanilla, honeycomb and toffee. Base notes of vetiver, liquorice and roast chestnut linger in the background.

Taste: Exceptionally generous and chewy with intense layers of delicious desserts: syrup sponge pudding covered in milk chocolate sauce, honeydew melon and lemon vanilla madeleines burst on the palate. A strong backbone of oak tannins is present, bringing hints of French toast, and the impression of steely mineral notes.

Finish: Long, succulent and sweet with sultanas, toasted almonds and the lingering memory of lemon and coconut desserts.

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