Anybody try the Glenmorangie Sherry Finish?

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Anybody try the Glenmorangie Sherry Finish?

Postby ScotchPalate » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:09 am

Anybody try the Glenmorangie Sherry Finish? Notes? Worth it?

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Postby les taylor » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:19 am

For me its okay and one of those whiskies that when its gone you are not too bothered. The port wood is much better. As is the Burgundy finish.



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Postby Mustardhead » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:35 am

Here are some notes I made on New Year's Eve

A little vertical tasting of some Glenmorangie wood finishes.

I had a dram of the Glenmorangie 10 in a separate glass for comparison.

Madeira Wood Finish
Nose: Fresh farmhouse cheese, malt vinegar, oak
Taste: Initially sweet, then drying to an oaky, spicy taste. A hint of the ginger and chocolate orange that I love about Glenmorangie.
Finish: Disappointingly short but spicy, warm and sweet
Overall: Doesn't improve on the standard 10yo but a pleasing dram nevertheless.

Burgundy Wood Finish
Nose: Surprisingly spirity. I didn't want to water it so I didn't get much more than a touch of oak. Nosing the empty glass gave me some of the malt vinegar I thought I detected in the Madeira wood.
Taste: Drier than the Madeira finish. Initially bitter and not very pleasant, giving way to tastes of nuts and sweet dried dates. Odd.
Finish: The best bit. Long, like preserved stem ginger!
Overall: Disappointing. Worth the experiment but not worth bottling!

Port Wood Finish
Nose: Dates, marzipan, Christmas cake
Taste: Vanilla ice-cream?
Finish: Sweet, treacly and oily
Overall: The best of the wood finishes so far. I'll definitely buy a bottle or two of this.

Sherry Wood Finish
Nose: Nuts and vanilla
Taste: vanilla ice-cream?
Finish: Shorter than the Port Wood finish
Overall: Pleasant but it's not Glenmorangie's strongest effort. It either needs more time in sherry casks or about two years fewer

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Postby peergynt323 » Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:17 am

It's ok. My Glenmorangie finish of choice is definitely the spicy Madeira.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:10 pm

I have to say that I wasn't particularly taken with the sherry finish. It was OK and I would drink it quite happily - but I wouldn't go out and buy a bottle.

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Postby Admiral » Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:57 am

It's a very variable bottling....some releases are wonderful, others seem a little flat.

The Madeira and Port expressions seem to be a little more consistent.

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Postby Frodo » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:22 am

Like others, I've tried the sherry finish, and it doesn't come close to the port finish IMHO. Not bad on it's own merits...

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Postby toshie » Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:56 am

Had the sherry finish in a mini just last night and felt it was a bit thin, especially when compared to the standard 10YO which is rich and fruity.
Madeira tonight probably

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Postby Reggaeblues » Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:26 pm

I liked it years ago 'til I tried the Port Wood, which i've recently returned to.
Well worth it...especially at under £20 from Tesco's!

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Postby Oliver » Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:40 pm

I try it once every so often. Always a letdown. I think the subtlelty of GLenmorangie are ill-suited for a Sherry finish.....

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Postby BubbaC » Thu Jan 11, 2007 6:14 pm

I'd have to agree, the Port wood is definitely my favorite. I do like the
Sherry Finish, and I would suggest trying it, if you can get a deal on it. Or sample someone elses.


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