As promised, folks. this COULD be a new thread, but i'm being lazy...
From Philip Shorten at Milroy's:
You heard it here first - the Glenmorangie distillery is overhauling its entire range. All of the current bottlings will disappear, some forever (bye-bye Glenmorangie 10yo, 15 yo, 30yo, 1977, Wood Finishes...sniff, sniff). Others will be replaced by new incarnations (more to come on that front soon – suffice to say, expect to see fancier bottles and packaging and higher prices). Enthusiasts and collectors may wish to stock up now as we are clearing our remaining stocks of Glenmorangie to make way for the new releases.
GLENMORANGIE 10 year old
Au revoir Glenmorangie 10 year old, bonjour Glenmorangie “Original” (bottled with no age indication but said to be at least 10 years old).
£26.95 per bottle – last stocks
GLENMORANGIE 15 year old
In any re-branding overhaul there are winners and losers – Glenmorangie 15 year old will disappear when the new leaner and slicker range is released.
£35 per bottle – last stocks
GLENMORANGIE 18 year old
Glenmorangie 18 year old will stay part of the range, but expect it to almost double in price to at least £80 (nice box though).
£45.95 per bottle – last stocks
GLENMORANGIE Wood Finishes
The current range of wood finishes (of which Glenmorangie was the pioneer) is being rationalised and will be replaced by three new wood finish bottlings (Oloroso Sherry, Port and Sauternes) and will be priced at different levels (ie: more).
£33.95 per bottle – last stocks
To quote Queen, Another One Bites the Dust. Now is the time to secure your last bottle or two of Glenmorangie 1977 if you are a fan. News is that that the last batch will contain a personal "Farewell ‘77" letter from the distillery manager himself.
£110 per bottle – last stocks
GLENMORANGIE 30 year old
The oldest standard release in the current Glenmorangie range will be undergoing a makeover – a few Botox injections and a judicious touch of lip gloss and you will have Glenmorangie 25 year old.
£195 per bottle – last stocks