I have to admit that I'm more than a bit irked with the Glenmorangie crowd as they have now phased out the Madeira Wood. I felt this was a terrible idea, and am tempted to write them a strongly worded letter regarding this foible. Ah well, to all good things there must come an end--although I was hoping for a few more years. Mind you...some may not have enjoyed the Madeira as much.
Question: Does anyone know of another Madeira Wood Scotch on the market? I do not know of one, but thought some of the more learned sorts may be aware of something. Also, any suggestions on trying a decent Rum Casked Whisky?
These are the things that wander across this empty mind.
Cheers to all,
Leither wrote:I know of a wee local shop around here selling off the old Glenmo wood finishes at very cheap prices ie <£20.
I have stocked up - IWBRNT!
Leither that's good going. Shame we don't all have access to it. Isn't interesting, whenever there is news of bottles being phased out and everyone wants them. Up until then they get treated with some indifference.
Tyrconnell has a Maderia Finish and it is very enjoyable....
Celtic Whiskey Shop Dublin
Royal Mile Whiskies Edinburgh
Whisky Magazine Tasting Notes
Nose: A vibrant initial nose with forest fruits, strawberries and orange frozen yoghurt. Vanilla and nuttiness too, that made me think of nut sprinkles on ice cream.
Palate: Rich and creamy with caramel sweetness on the tongue with lots of dried fruit (papaya, raisins, apricots, pineapple...posh muesli fruit basically). Strawberry jam and cake.
Finish: More jammy sweetness.
Overall: I've nothing against finishes, especially when they work as well as this one! Out of the three new Tyrconnell's, this one edges it for me.
Tasted by Arthur Motley
les taylor wrote: Isn't interesting, whenever there is news of bottles being phased out and everyone wants them. Up until then they get treated with some indifference.
Yes, it was the same with Cardhu and many others. Yesterday I bought a second bottle of Glenmorangie 10 (not the new French hand bag company label but the other older one (although I do like the new packaging)). I always enjoyed it and now it's going, same as the Maderia.
068987 SLO GLENMORANGIE MADEIRA WOOD FINISH 86 proof $62.19
The order code is above, however, if you do not live in PA it will do you no good.
Benriach 13yo 'Maderensis Fumosus' (46%, OB, heavily peated, Madeira Finish)
Port Charlotte 2001/2007 'PC6' (61.6%, OB, partly Madeira matured)
Springbank 11yo 1997/2009 'Madeira Wood' (55.1%, OB)
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