The oldest and rarest of all Glenmorangie whiskies, Pride 1974 is a stunning single malt with intense depth of colour and flavour. So scarce is this whisky, just 503 bottles are in existence.
1974 is Glenmorangie’s most mature whisky and the third in the Pride series. Spirits aged for 41 years in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks are combined to create an astonishingly finessed spirit.
Aroma: Salted caramel toffee and chocolate truffles dance with Turkish delight, rum-and- raisin ice- cream and a hint of aged balsamic vinegar, for a nose wonderfully deep and rich. Add a splash of water to conjure warm brioche, yeast flour, ginger-snap biscuits and gentle blood orange, followed by baked bread and cedar wood.
Taste: A soft, gentle mouthfeel leads to the astonishing vibrancy of baked apples, oranges, honey and menthol. Then toffee comes forth, balanced by molasses, double cream, spicy clove and aniseed.
Finish: Pecan nuts and leather mingle with fudge and creamy caffè latte, for an aftertaste that is lingering and gently soothing.