les taylor wrote:I like Enhanced/Aced whiskies sometimes.
Tim your signature is getting bigger and bigger, is that it or can you add some more?
Yello to Mello wrote:ryguy wrote:I voted that I've liked most all I've tried. In fact the only one I didn't enjoy really was that Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or (Sauternes Cask Extra Matured). Strange stuff, very strange indeed. I just didn't get it.
Thats the one that I want to try but strangely unavailable for me. When I made my thread about the Glenmo-QR a few praised the D'Or out of them.
irishwhiskeychaser wrote:Firstly lets get Sherry finished and sherry matured out of the way....I know most of you know this but for those who may not ..... there is a huge difference between Sherry finished & sherry matured.
In finishing the distillery usually takes a bourbon cask and lumps it into a wine barrel of some sort from anything like 3momths to 18months to get a flavour from said wine barrel into the whisk(e)y. This can be finished with sherry like any other wine product but remember we also have Sherry matured where the whisky has been placed in a sherry cask (usually oloroso) for the entire time that it matures. Sherry matured whisk(e)y was the traditional norm back over 100 years ago and still is used as a main stay in maturation of whisk(e)y. It is relatively recent that the bourbon cask has come into play in such a big way and is now the dominant cask of choice mainly because of the cost and availablity. Sherry matured is a real joy for me compared to a sherry finish .... many finish's always tasted to me like there was something added where as a completely sherry matured product seems like it is part of the whiskey. Don't know if that makes sense to anybody????
Yello to Mello wrote:I lost out on the old Glenmo Port finish but I do like the Quinta Ruban new bottling and always need to have it. Some Sherries I don't like but I wish there were more lower port finishes available.
Willie JJ wrote:As far as maturation vs finishing goes I'm not convinced that one is better than the other. I love sherry matured whisky and there are a few sherry finishes that have been great too, but the Tokaji matured edradour is just as much of a failure as the Longrow or Arran Tokaji finished versions imo.
It really just depends what's in the mix.
irishwhiskeychaser wrote:...many finishes always tasted to me like there was something added whereas a completely sherry matured product seems like it is part of the whiskey. Don't know if that makes sense to anybody????