Not a member? - Register and login now.
All registered users can read our entire magazine archive.

Wood Finishes....Where to Find Some of Them

Take part in our whisky polls and votes. You can also post your own polls in this forum.

Wood Finishes....Where to Find Some of Them

Postby hilliamash » Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:34 am

Hello Gentleman,

I have to admit that I'm more than a bit irked with the Glenmorangie crowd as they have now phased out the Madeira Wood. I felt this was a terrible idea, and am tempted to write them a strongly worded letter regarding this foible. Ah well, to all good things there must come an end--although I was hoping for a few more years. Mind you...some may not have enjoyed the Madeira as much.

Question: Does anyone know of another Madeira Wood Scotch on the market? I do not know of one, but thought some of the more learned sorts may be aware of something. Also, any suggestions on trying a decent Rum Casked Whisky?

These are the things that wander across this empty mind.

Cheers to all,
hg
hilliamash
Bronze Member
 
Posts: 235
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2007 6:55 am
Location: Texas, USA

Re: Wood Finishes....Where to Find Some of Them

Postby Zarathustra » Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:46 am

Can't say I know of any other madeira finishes. Not even Park Ave has any other madeira finishes. However, you might find that you like port finishes. The Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban obviously springs to mind. Park Ave also has an exclusive Springbank bottling from a single port pipe. And Balvenie has a port finished scotch.
Zarathustra
New member
 
Posts: 29
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:22 pm
Location: New York City

Re: Wood Finishes....Where to Find Some of Them

Postby Ganga » Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:22 am

Check through the stocks for Arran, Bruichladdich and Murray McDavid*. These three/two groups are putting whisky in all sorts of wine casks. I have a Glen Spey that is finished in Madeira casks. Enjoy your search.

* Bruichladdich and Murray McDavid are related
Ganga
Matured cask
 
Posts: 23871
Joined: Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:57 pm
Location: Sylmar, CA

Re: Wood Finishes....Where to Find Some of Them

Postby randall fairbrook » Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:27 am

springbank has a rum and a marsala and longrow has a tokaji aged
randall fairbrook
Gold Member
 
Posts: 546
Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:05 pm
Location: orange county, california

Re: Wood Finishes....Where to Find Some of Them

Postby jazz lover » Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:42 am

Edradour 11 1994
jazz lover
Double Gold Member
 
Posts: 1084
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:19 pm
Location: The Mountain

Re: Wood Finishes....Where to Find Some of Them

Postby les taylor » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:41 am

Gordon & Macphail have a Rum finish Caol Ila. There was a Glenmo Rum finish, but I believe that is being phased out as well.

:)
User avatar
les taylor
Cask Strength Gold Member
 
Posts: 4943
Joined: Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:16 am
Location: Gunwalloe

Re: Wood Finishes....Where to Find Some of Them

Postby Wave » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:51 am

There is also the Benriach 15yo Madeira Finish and Caol Ila has a Distillers Edition finished in dark Moscatel casks.


Cheers!
User avatar
Wave
Double Gold Member
 
Posts: 1860
Joined: Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:57 am
Location: Illinois, USA

Re: Wood Finishes....Where to Find Some of Them

Postby laphroaig10_65 » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:57 am

The second release from Ballechin (peated malt made at Edradour) has been fully matured in first-fill Madeira casks.
Bye
Luca
laphroaig10_65
Bronze Member
 
Posts: 180
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2006 4:54 pm
Location: Italy

Re: Wood Finishes....Where to Find Some of Them

Postby Leither » Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:56 am

I know of a wee local shop around here selling off the old Glenmo wood finishes at very cheap prices ie <£20.

I have stocked up - IWBRNT!
Leither
Gold Member
 
Posts: 579
Joined: Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:28 pm

Re: Wood Finishes....Where to Find Some of Them

Postby les taylor » Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:01 am

Leither wrote:I know of a wee local shop around here selling off the old Glenmo wood finishes at very cheap prices ie <£20.

I have stocked up - IWBRNT!


Leither that's good going. Shame we don't all have access to it. Isn't interesting, whenever there is news of bottles being phased out and everyone wants them. Up until then they get treated with some indifference.
User avatar
les taylor
Cask Strength Gold Member
 
Posts: 4943
Joined: Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:16 am
Location: Gunwalloe

Re: Wood Finishes....Where to Find Some of Them

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:22 pm

Not a scotch but an Irish Single Malt...

Tyrconnell has a Maderia Finish and it is very enjoyable....

Try

Celtic Whiskey Shop Dublin

http://www.celticwhiskeyshop.com/asp/product.asp?objectid=1083&mode=0&recordid=1430&t=194855467


or

Royal Mile Whiskies Edinburgh

http://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/product.asp?pf_id=0010000033106

Whisky Magazine Tasting Notes
Nose: A vibrant initial nose with forest fruits, strawberries and orange frozen yoghurt. Vanilla and nuttiness too, that made me think of nut sprinkles on ice cream.
Palate: Rich and creamy with caramel sweetness on the tongue with lots of dried fruit (papaya, raisins, apricots, pineapple...posh muesli fruit basically). Strawberry jam and cake.
Finish: More jammy sweetness.
Overall: I've nothing against finishes, especially when they work as well as this one! Out of the three new Tyrconnell's, this one edges it for me.
Tasted by Arthur Motley
User avatar
irishwhiskeychaser
Cask Strength Gold Member
 
Posts: 3644
Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:27 pm
Location: Galway, Ireland

Re: Wood Finishes....Where to Find Some of Them

Postby Lawrence » Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:04 pm

les taylor wrote: Isn't interesting, whenever there is news of bottles being phased out and everyone wants them. Up until then they get treated with some indifference.


Yes, it was the same with Cardhu and many others. Yesterday I bought a second bottle of Glenmorangie 10 (not the new French hand bag company label but the other older one (although I do like the new packaging)). I always enjoyed it and now it's going, same as the Maderia.
Lawrence
Matured cask
 
Posts: 5019
Joined: Wed May 21, 2003 1:01 am
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada

Re: Wood Finishes....Where to Find Some of Them

Postby lincoln imp » Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:00 am

Speaking of Glenmorangie has anyone tried the claret wood finish 43%, any tasting notes about?
lincoln imp
Silver Member
 
Posts: 365
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:54 pm
Location: Lincolnshire, England

Re: Wood Finishes....Where to Find Some of Them

Postby hilliamash » Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:11 am

Many thanks, guys. These give me some excellent leads. I will say the Port Wood was my second favorite among them, so all is not lost. But, suffice to say, that searching for some of these and finding them will be far more fun. Not that I'm dedicated to the cause or anything! :smoke:
hilliamash
Bronze Member
 
Posts: 235
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2007 6:55 am
Location: Texas, USA

Re: Wood Finishes....Where to Find Some of Them

Postby MacAttack80 » Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:53 pm

Bushmills has a 21 year old Madeira finish Irish Whiskey. Glenfiddich 21 Gran Reserva is a rum finish SMS. The Balvenie has a 14 yo Rumwood too.

Cheers.

Mac
User avatar
MacAttack80
Bronze Member
 
Posts: 162
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:59 pm
Location: Buffalo, NY, USA

Re: Wood Finishes....Where to Find Some of Them

Postby scotch4ever » Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:44 pm

There were still Glemorangie Maderia wood still available through the state of PA PLCB:
State Code
068987 SLO GLENMORANGIE MADEIRA WOOD FINISH 86 proof $62.19

The order code is above, however, if you do not live in PA it will do you no good.
scotch4ever
New member
 
Posts: 48
Joined: Sat Jul 08, 2006 3:38 pm
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Re: Wood Finishes....Where to Find Some of Them

Postby MoreDalmore » Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:04 pm

Dalmore also has a Madeira wood finish in The Dalmore Black Pearl
MoreDalmore
Bronze Member
 
Posts: 138
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:37 pm
Location: The Netherlands

Re: Wood Finishes....Where to Find Some of Them

Postby laphroaig10_65 » Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:41 pm

...and don't forget:

Benriach 13yo 'Maderensis Fumosus' (46%, OB, heavily peated, Madeira Finish)
Port Charlotte 2001/2007 'PC6' (61.6%, OB, partly Madeira matured)
Springbank 11yo 1997/2009 'Madeira Wood' (55.1%, OB)

Bye
Luca
laphroaig10_65
Bronze Member
 
Posts: 180
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2006 4:54 pm
Location: Italy

Return to Whisky Poll

Whisky gift and present finder