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Glenmorangie Pride 1981

SKU c62bfd09014d Categories Whiskey, Spirits Tag Glenmorangie Pride 1981


750ml, bottle

The Glenmorangie Pride 1981 is an exquisite single malt Scotch whisky, aged for 28 years and finished in Sauternes barriques from Chateau d'Yquem for an additional 10 years. This unique aging process results in a complex and flavorful whisky with notes of honey, tropical fruit, and spice.


The Glenmorangie Pride 1981 transcends the realm of ordinary whisky, existing as a meticulously crafted testament to patience and artistry. Distilled in 1981, the spirit spent its initial 18 years slumbering in Glenmorangie’s finest refill oak casks. This slow maturation gifted it a foundation of rich, mellow character. But the true magic unfolded in the following decade. Dr. Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s master distiller, unearthed a rare opportunity – a limited quantity of Sauternes barriques from the esteemed Chateau d’Yquem vineyards. These casks, once housing the world’s most prestigious sweet wines, were meticulously selected to impart their unique character on the whisky.

For an additional 10 years, the spirit basked in the essence of these casks. Imagine the transformation: the initial notes of vanilla and honey deepen, infused with whispers of apricot and tropical fruits like mango and pineapple. A subtle touch of spice emerges, adding complexity. The influence of the oak lingers, but it’s now seasoned with a hint of sweetness, a whisper of the Sauternes’ past glory.

The final product is a whisky unlike any other. The rich golden color hints at the treasures within. On the nose, a captivating interplay unfolds. The familiar Glenmorangie smoothness is present, but now adorned with vibrant fruit notes and a hint of earthy intrigue, perhaps reminiscent of polished old furniture or even a touch of licorice. The palate is a revelation. Imagine a velvety texture carrying flavors of honey and creamy vanilla, perfectly complemented by the juicy sweetness of apricot. A whisper of oak emerges, a grounding element that ensures the experience remains balanced. The finish is the whisky’s crowning glory – long, lingering, and with a touch of sweetness that lingers on the tongue, a final testament to the transformative power of the Sauternes casks.

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Product Type



Single Malt










750ml, bottle


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