I opened up a bottle of Glenmorangie PW finish a few days ago, and really enjoy it. I happened to get it when there was only 2 left in the state so replacement is going to be tough. How would you rate the Bavenie 21 compared to the 'Morangie PW?
Personally I think the 21yo Portwood Balvenie is an 'interesting' whisky experience, but does not taste as nice as the 15yo SB or the 10yo.
The Glenmorangie Port Wood Finish is a good variation on the 10yo, and I'll eventually try the whole range of wood finishes, but don't expect the same style if you try the Balvenie. I have notes on both if you want them.
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For me, the newer Quinta Ruban seems quite a bit spicier and a little rougher around the edges, likely due to lessening the average age of the casks employed as well as opting for a higher proof and no chill filtering (two strategies I normally appreciate... But in this case...).
The 21 Year Old Balvenie Port Wood? Simply one of the best-crafted, smoothest flowing, most complex and classiest whiskies around. But 'Oh' the asking price!
Stunning. An amazing nose full of sweetness and deep red fruit. Tastes incredible with the usual sweetness and honey of The Balvenie and the finish is full of the contributions from a port pipe - deep red wine and port.
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