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  • What ‘Finishing’ a Spirit Means, and Why It Matters

    What ‘Finishing’ a Spirit Means, and Why It Matters

    I’m a sucker for wine cask-finished whiskeys (well, just whiskeys, really, but sometimes I pretend to have a palate). The Glenmorangie Madeira Wood was one of my first Scotch love affairs, and I recently discovered the new Basil Hayden Red Wine Cask Finish, which blends Kentucky Straight Bourbon with bourbon partially finished in red wine…