Well, considering the tremendous number of answer I got, I came to the conclusion that this malt distribution is quite confidential. I was still intrigued by this strange and unknown finish. Thus I decided to investigate.
My first try on google was a total failure, I had 0 answer for a query about “Meursault finish” or “Meursault wood Finish”. The Glenmorangie website didn’t gave me more information as they don’t describe (or even mention) other malt than the10, 15, 18 years old and the 3 “classic” finish. Is Glenmorangie afraid of looking too experimental and too far from the whisky traditions ? Well I will send a mail to them to know more about that …
I was not going to stop on that disappointment, thus I had a talk with the malt expert of “La Maison du Whisky” in Paris. He told me that he hadn’t tasted this whisky nor even heard about it. He also explained me that, from time to time glenmorangie was releasing some experimental malts on the market (according to him, before producing the glenmorangie port wood finish on an industrial scale there where a pre-release that was much better than the final version). He asked me where I had found this bottle and was quite surprised when I told him about my 35€ supermarket bottle discovery (Keep in mind that a “Glenmorangie Sauterne Finish” is sold for 300€ at La Maison du whisky).
To know more about this whisky I had only one remaining solution: open the bottle and taste the whisky. But with my stupid “no more than 10 bottles opened at the same time” rule, I had no choice other than buying another bottle and drink it so quickly that it couldn’t be counted in my stock. Thus I came back today to the supermarket and bought the last bottle available. I will soon give you a complete resume of my Tasting Notes (but I must warn you I’m quite bad at that).
Considering the great number of posts in this topic, I can see that many people are anxious about this Glemorangie mystery; be sure I will edit my notes online as quick as possible, meanwhile you will have to be satisfied with this pictures (probably the first on the web).
[This message has been edited by Czarny (edited 18 February 2003).]