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Glenmorangie Burgundy Wood Finish, 43%

Price: $65 Issue: Winter 2004 Reviewer: John Hansell

The newest whisky in the regular stable of wood-finished whiskies for Glenmorangie. Very fruity-sometimes reminiscent of overripe fruit; other times cooked fruit. In the mix, there's maple syrup, plum, almonds, and sweet barley notes. The whisky is peppered with spicy notes of toasted oak, cinnamon and vanilla. A whisky that is lush on the nose, chewy on the palate, with a finish of dried spices for balance. This whisky takes some getting used to, and it's not an every day whisky. You'll have to be in the right mood for it.