In 1978, Glenmorangie distilled and laid down for maturation a single malt whisky in its finest first-fill bourbon casks. The whisky spent 19 years aging in those previous oak casks before Dr. Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s Master of Whisky Creation, noticed the superb character that had developed, and had a radical idea to further enhance and transform the whisky — he transferred the 19-year-old whisky into five recently-acquired casks that had previously housed an exquisite French Bordeaux Premier Grand Cru claret.
Dr. Lumsden decided to age the whisky in the ex-Bordeaux casks for an incredible 15 years, the longest-ever period a Glenmorangie whisky has undergone additional maturation. The whisky was finally bottled in 2012, 34 years after the whisky was first distilled, Glenmorangie Pride 1978 is one of the rarest expression released by the distillery to date.
Due to the extremely limited number of casks used in the aging process, only 700 (1L) bottles of this whisky have ever been made and each bottle Glenmorangie Pride 1978 is encased in a Baccarat Crystal decanter designed by Laurence Brabant and a custom gift case containing a signed limited edition print of a specially-commissioned artwork by Idris Khan, who was also born in 1978.
34 years old
Oak Cask (19Y), Grand Cru Claret Finish (15y)
Number of bottles
47.4 % Vol.