Glenmorangie uses Portuguese red wine to make the Glenmorangie red wine finish. The Portuguese red wine was chosen because it is genereally sweeter than other red wines.
The Portuguese red wine cask is then retoasted while it is still soaking wet, to make the red wine crystalize and turn into caramilized sugar. Wet toasted cask means that Glenmorangie is able to add a lot of sweet flavors to the whisky. This is bordering bending SWA laws that state you cannot add such things to whisky. Still, it is basically impossible to dry out an ex red wine cask completely. In that way every retoasted cask is to some degree a wet toasted cask.
Glenmorangie private edition comprises of several interesting whiskies, but in this Glenmorangie Milsean review we think we corner the most eccentric if not necessarily best of the Glenmorangie Private Edition.
Glenmorangie red wine finish is a tricky thing to pull of because Glenmorangie is a very light spirit and red wine is a very influential finish. As this Milsean review proves, Glenmoangie has done a quite good job with it.
If you like our Glenmorangie Milsean review of this Glenmorangie red wine finish and our talk about wet toasted cask – maybe wet roasted cask if you turn up the heat – feel free to suggest any other single malt whisky review you would like us to do here at sowleg whisky review.