Glenmorangie’s Wine-Barrel-Finished Companta Scotch Whisky

As the head of distilling and whisky creation for Glenmorangie, Bill Lumsden has been responsible for some extraordinary single malts finished in barrels that previously held something other than whisky. He is also a fan of wines from Burgundy. On a recent trip to the Côtes du Rhône in France, the Clos de Tart Grand Cru vineyard caught his attention. While marveling at the rich wines this small vineyard produced, Lumsden noted that they had been aged in tightly grained, 3-year-old air-cured French oak barrels….

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