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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
I'm enjoying a bottle of Glenmorangie extra-Sauternes finished (Nectar d'Or) at the moment. I like richer/sweeter whisky though...


Tried that once and really didn't think it was worth the money.
It was twice the price of the port or madeira finishes and really didn't add that much. For the same price you can find the 18 year old, and it's a much better malt. The 25 year old is excellent, but the price has rocketed in recent years so I doubt I'll be replacing my current bottle.

I suppose I'm a semi-purist. I cut my teeth on Glenmorangie 10YO so long ago that I can't remember how I got started. It was my go-to malt for a long time, until I discovered The Macallan. I love sherry-cask whisky like Macallan and Glendronach so long as it's intended to be that way; the idea of taking an established malt and then finishing it in a different wood strikes me as a bit like Duchamp's Fountain or LHOOQ - okay so it's art, but does it really add anything to the original beyond marketing?
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