Product DetailsThe 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.
How to enjoy
- The perfect serve - Enjoy neat, with a little water or 2-3 large rocks of ice
- Service temperature - Room temperature
- When to drink - Ready to drink
- Storage advice - Store upright in a cool, dark, dry place
- Closure - Cap With Cork
- Alcohol by volume - 52.0%
Blend and Origin
Glenmorangie Pride 1974
This incredible whisky’s journey starts with the Glenmorangie estate’s Cadboll barley, which is distilled by pure water from nearby Tarlogie Springs. The beating heart of this blend, however, is the exquisite wood used for the 41-year maturation period: hand-selected ex-bourbon oak casks from the US and the finest ex-Oloroso sherry casks from Spain.
This product can only be purchased by persons over 18 years of age.
A vision in craftsmanship
Glenmorangie’s Pride range is an example of the expert craftsmanship and pioneering spirit present at the distillery in Tain. Whiskies in the Pride series, which includes vintages from 1974, 1978 and 1981, are each extra-matured in oak from esteemed French or Spanish maisons, giving them special and unique flavour profiles. In each bottle of Pride 1974 lives the passion, patience and unparalleled craftsmanship of Head of Distilling & Whisky Creation Dr Bill Lumsden. He scoured the globe for the finest barrels in which to mature this exquisite single malt, choosing American and Spanish casks.
Pride 1974 celebrates the complementarity of two rare parcels of whisky, influenced by the finest spirits from the US and Spain. The first is aged for 41 years in hand-selected Missourian ex-bourbon casks, which impart the unctuous creaminess characteristic of the Glenmorangie style. The second is matured for the same length of time in the finest Oloroso sherry casks, which impart the blend with its bolder elements. The two parts are then skilfully brought together in the heart of the Scottish Highlands to create the deepest example of Glenmorangie Pride.
To celebrate the launch of this most exquisite of single malts, and to mark Glenmorangie’s long-time collaboration with piano makers Steinway & Sons, Steinway musician Aaron Diehl has composed a unique musical score that will be debuted in New York at the launch of this iconic whisky. “Its story inspired me to create a work echoing the whisky’s depth of character, its long maturation and its astonishing tastes,” Diehl says. As a subtle, stylish nod to the special influence of this unique partnership, Glenmorangie Pride 1974 will be encased in the very same wooden finish as Steinway & Sons applies to its pianos.
Robust dishes for a complex whisky
A roast venison loin, served medium-rare with a lush blackberry sauce, is an excellent pairing for this intense single malt.
Finish with a selection of cheeses that includes a strong blue and a mature cheddar. Serve with cracked walnuts and a small pot of honey for drizzling.