GLENMORANGIE - Madeira Wood FinishHighlands Malt Whisky
Madeira Finish is the colour of bright amber, with a slight orange tinge.
It's malt that's been maturing in ex-bourbon casks up in the warehouses in Tain then transfered to large Madeira 'drums' for finishing. When you look at it you'll see it has an orange tinged amber hue about it.
Add a drop of water and bury your nose in the glass and you get fresh black pepper, toffee, maybe mint, some citrus, but there's also a slight 'burnt' aroma lurking around in the background somewhere.
As for the taste, well in the glass it opens up and gives you a deeper fruitiness and spiciness. Then as you drink it and it passes over the tongue it's spicey, but cool on the palate with a long dry finish.