What are your experienses?
I have since had several wonderful port casked expressions. The Balvenie 21 was exceptional. The Port Port Ellen (Signatory) is really worth seeking out. Pike Creek Canadian has an interesting port influence as does the Bushmill's 16 three wood. At first I really liked the Auchentoshan triple wood, but it has since gotten old on me. Another of my favorates in the Midleton 26yo Pure Pot Still Irish, bourbon and sherry casks that were then port finished. A gamble that really paid off IMHO.
I quite like Chieftain's Choice Auchroisk 11yo port finish though.
Bushmills 16yo three wood is quite port influenced, distinctly pink. It is a nice dessert dram but there isn't much malt whisky flavour left, IMO, mostly sherry and port.
Port finishes can be nice but can easily be overdone. They seem much more influential than sherry finishes or sherry maturation in general.
Rumwood：Balance！Just like Michael Jackson and Dave Broom's tasting note.
http://www.whiskymag.com/whisky/brand/s ... y1296.html
Sherrywood：No bad.But palate doesn't switch smoothly. I will buy Springbank 15yo.
That said the Balvanie 21 is something special - Especially pricewise! The Glenmorangie Portwood goes very well with Cuban cigars as does the Balvanie 21. I don't enjoy the Glenmorangie PW as a stand alone though.
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