Savor a $750 shot of ultra rare single malt whisky

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Photo credit: Chuck Cook

Go for complete indulgence and sample the very hard-to-come-by Glenmorangie Pride 1978 before it’s gone for $750 a shot at Reserve 101 in Downtown Houston.

Reserve 101 is the first bar in the country to get a bottle of the Glenmorangie Pride 1978, the rarest Glenmorangie whiskey ever released. Reserve 101’s bottle is one of only 700 in the world, many of which are going straight into the hands of wealthy collectors and connoisseurs.

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Mike Rayond, David Blackmore and Steve Long | Photo credit: Chuck Cook

Reserve’s bottle is currently the only one in Texas and possibly the only one in the United States available by the shot. It debuted at a special tasting on Monday, October 20 at a special tasting hosted by Glenmorangie Global Master Brand Ambassador David Blackmore and Reserve 101 owners Mike Raymond and Steve Long. Raymond and Long have made it a point to bring whiskey to their bar that customer’s can’t find elsewhere in Houston, in Texas or even in the entire United States.

About Glenmorangie Pride 1978

The Pride 1978 is a 34-year-old release that was aged for 19 years before being extra-matured for another 15 years, the longest ever extra-maturation for a Glenmorangie whiskey. An extremely small batch of only five casks that had contained a legendary Bordeaux Premier Grand Cru Classé wine (whispers say the barrels came from Château Mouton Rothschild) were used for the extra-maturation process. Crafted by Dr. Bill Lumsden, this exceptional Glenmorangie is a rich and opulent whisky of outstanding pedigree.

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The Glenmorangie Pride 1978 is noted for its sweet woody and nutty notes, like sweet chestnut or cedar, mingled with hints of toffee, fudge, almond marzipan and cherries. The taste also has the flavor of baked apples, plums cherries and apricots, with a oaky backbone. Once these powerful, primary flavours die down, soft creamy fudge/vanilla, is encountered along with tangy, caramelised citrus fruits, a hint of cassis, and some milk chocolate and café au lait on the aftertaste.

About Reserve 101

Reserve 101 is located in Downtown, across the street from the House of Blues and the Four Season, and just a few blocks from Discovery Green and George R. Brown Convention Center. The bar had one of 50 bottles in the world of The Glenmorangie 1963 in February, available for $550 a shot, which sold out in 66 days.

Reserve also carries the Glenfiddich 40-year ($400 a shot), Port Ellen 34 Year Old ($300), Dalmore 1981 Amoroso ($200), Dalmore 25 Year Old ($150) and Balvenie 30-year ($125).

Shots of Glenmorangie Pride 1978 at Reserve 101