Malmsey Madeira Casks Finish.
A few days ago, Glenmorangie Bacalta had its premiere. This is the eighth edition of the series of Private Collection. This time we have a classic maturation in Bourbon barrels and then finish in Malmsey Madeira wine casks. Traditionally, the whisky is bottled at 46% and unchillfiltered.
It just happens that I have such a bottle, so there is nothing else to open it and look inside.
N: cooked apples, baked apples, then slightly mineral, after a while fruits returned with apricot, peach and tangerine, pretty sweet, but not overly, you should leave the whisky for a while in the glass to let it breathe, over time the smell got rounded and developed, it reached more fruits to honey, toffee and a touch of vanilla;
T: nice, even oily, with a slight tingling on a tongue, sweet, here we also have no shortage of boiled and baked apples, peaches, dried apricots, grapefruits, later a delicate bitterness with ginger, from time to time you can feel a mint with chocolate;
F: long with grapefruit and traces of bitterness.
These editions of Glenmorangie’s Private Collection are very pleasant and generally keep an equal level. The same is in the case of Bacalta, in which the smell and taste correspond to one another and coincide nicely. I like it a bit more than last year’s Milsean.