I’d like to thank Glenmorangie for pouring this sample for me. I want to be up front, I was given lunch and this dram as well as other cocktails and a really good coffee as part of the event. The below opinions are my own.
Casks as an interesting aspect of whisky making. In American whiskey, the question is easy: Virgin American Oak. Gives it some of the signature taste profile people like.
Once they are done with it, then the world wants it. Ex-bourbon casks are now a staple, ever since the first Scotch whisky used them back in 1949. That company’s name? Not Einstein. Glenmorangie. 90% of all Scotch whisky today uses ex-bourbon casks.
This past year, I personally went back to exploring more ex-bourbon casks, and had a great time of it. However in the past two decade we have seen more and more distilleries exploring with…
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