Glenmorangie Madeira Wood Finish Malt Whisky.
This is the earlier discontinued distillery bottling of Glenmorangie Madeira Wood Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
This unique range of malt whiskies has initially been matured in American oak casks for at least 12 years and transferred into casks which have previously contained Madeira for a further period of maturation.
Glenmorangie Madeira Wood Finish Malt Whisky Tasting Notes;
Colour: Bright amber, with a slight orange tinge.
Nose: This is a complex aroma – fresh, but slightly linty; sweet, but with a burnt tangy trace – literally “madeirised”; a trace of wood shavings.
With a drop of water, fresh black pepper emerges and a strong trace of humbugs (more than just “toffee” and “mint”, but having those characteristics). Some citrus orange in particular, perhaps peaches and again the intriguing burnt characteristic, with some indefinable winey undertones. After a while in an open glass, deeper fruit and spice notes emerge, like Christmas cake.
Taste: The flavour is “cool” to the palate, but spicy on the tongue; fresh and citrus; sweet as it passes, but with a firm dry finish. The winey flavours are slight and unidentifiable; not as sweet as sherry and with a tangy characteristic. Unless told, we doubt whether anyone would identify Madeira, but once told, the puzzle is solved.
Finish: Sweet as it passes, but with a firm, dry finish.