Jun 13th 2008 10:51PM Those bottlings of whisky in wine barrels expand on a great tradition of finishing in used wood barrels of port, madeira or sherry.
A few years ago, I had a whiff of a Glenmorangie 21 years old bottling finished in a barrel of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, the most prestigious of all Burgundy domaines. At 160$ a dram, I decided I could only afford to smell it. I can still remember the amazingly subtle and complex aromas.
The Wine Case