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Glenmorangie Sherry Wood Finish

At some point in recent past Glenmorangie abandoned this line of "wood finishes" including my personal favorite the "Madeira Wood Finish", in favor of their more evocatively named expressions such as Lasanta or Nectar D'Or. However every now and then a bottle of this brand appears in bar or store somewhere and when it does I like to try them.   No fancy name, but usually good stuff.  The nose on this reminded me of Xmas mornings circa 1980s.  Classic sherry nose and the only time I have ever drank sherry was with a mince pie on Xmas mornings as a youth.  If nosed blind Ithink I would even pick it as a sherry rather than whisky, the famous delicate and light Glenmorangie notes are well masked.  The taste is rich and sweet, dark chocolate and more sherry.  Also some oak spices and then with time the more creamy, vanilla, herbal and floral notes you would expect to find (and wer emising for me from the nose).  The sherry dries out the finish and leaves you with a delicious, warm, fruit peel and oak spice taste.  Very good.

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  • Country of Origin: Scotland
  • Type: Single Malt
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Nope

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