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Glenmorangie: A Spirited Song

By Olivia Cuccaro

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler.

Tasting an exquisite whisky is like music to our ears. Glenmorangie has taken this concept a step further with its latest expression, Glenmorangie Pride 1974. Steinway Artist Aaron Diehl, graduate of Juilliard, visited the Glenmorangie distillery in Scotland to compose a piece of music inspired by the exceptional single malt. Diehl’s song, Echoes of the Glen of Tranquillity, emulates the notes of the whisky with musical notes of its own. The third and most prestigious in the Pride series so far, Glenmorangie Pride 1974 is crafted from two whiskies, one aged in bourbon casks and the other in Oloroso sherry butts. Matured for 41 years, Glenmorangie’s oldest expression blends rich, salty and spicy aromas for hints of aged balsamic vinegar, salted caramel toffee, oranges and baked apples. The single malt is limited to just 503 crystal decanters, so collectors best move quickly or be left to experience it from the song alone…

$9,050, Echoes of the Glen of Tranquillity is available to download at glenmorangie.com