3 results for tag: Glenmorangie


Glenmorangie Burgundy Wood Finish

Whilst studying in Besançon, I became familiar with, and particularly interested in, Burgundy wines. Indeed, I still have a copy of my sales and marketing dissertation on ‘les vins blancs de Bourgogne’ and, to this day, they’re the only white wines I see the point of drinking. Therefore, during a visit to the Glenmorangie distillery in July 2015, you’ll understand why my attention was grabbed by a basket of miniatures with the words ‘Burgundy Wood Finish’ on them. This miniature has been lurking at the back of the sample cupboard since then. Not forgotten; I’ve just been waiting for the right moment to see how the red wine cask finish ...

The old and the young…

Other than the end product itself, and all the history, tradition, heritage and craftsmanship that it encompasses, one thing that makes whisky such a compelling drink is the people.  ‘Discovering’ whisky many years ago has given me the opportunity to meet so many likeminded folk - some I’m now very happy to call friends - from all walks of life.  What I love about the whisky community is that it is a cask load of contradictions; simultaneously diverse yet similar, exclusive yet inclusive. These two samples were given to me by two people who exemplify this. Firstly, the Glenmorangie 17 years. Distilled in 1979 (the last full year that malting ...

Whisky and Chocolate

Well, when I said this tasting would be 'lively', the good people of Dunfermline did not disappoint!For my first tasting in the Kingdom of Fife, at the Fire Station Creative, the room, previously used as the fire officers' mess, was filled with the aromas of whisky and chocolate.The amazing chocolates from Iain Burnett The Highland Chocolatier were paired as follows:-Balblair 03 with a milk velvet truffle: the chocolate really emphasised the spicy finish in the whisky and the whisky pulled out the creamy / buttery notes from the chocolate. The Glenlivet 12 yrs (1998 bottling) with a lemongrass praline: there's a hint of lime in the ...