Wednesday, November 23, 2011

You get what you pay for

Glenmorangie Finealta just came in and I am not impressed. It could be that I still had Springbank on my tongue. It is not bad, but simply does not have the complexity I was looking for. One reviewer writes: "Based on an old Glenmorangie recipe dating back to the turn of the 20th century, the Finealta is a ressurrection of a lightly-peated malt that was originally sold to the Savoy Hotel in London back in 1903. While the smoke lingers gently in the background, there's no doubt that this is classic Glenmorangie - light textures, soft fruits, elegant flavors held completely in check, always with the peat acting as its spine. This is a limited edition release and will not be around permanently." For only $75 bucks, I guess you get what you pay for. That said, the Springbank below is $20 more and a much better whisky.

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