Looking for that special whisky gift? Here is the Glenmorangie Pride 1981. A 28 year old single malt with an extremely tight limitation of 1000 bottles very affordably priced at only €2750.
For some strange reason, I have not seen an official announcement from Glenmorangie for this cutie yet. But several whisky and cigar sites already received notice of this earth-shattering new release.
I already noted back in 2009 that Glenmorangie was obvisouly lacking the old stock suitable for luxury bottlings that would allow them to join the fancy-decanter-merry-go-round led by Dalmore and Macallan. It seems the urge to do so anyway was so overwhelming that they decided to jump on the bandwagon with a relative youngster, nonchalantly securing them the record for the most expensive under-thirty year old whisky.
Yes, this is most probably an excellent whisky. Yes, this is a reminiscence of the original Glenmorangie innovation of cask finishing. But this definition of luxury by sticking on a ludicrous price tag still only looks like a feeble attempt to pee with the big dogs.