2017 holiday gift guide

How to feel posh and loved as the year draws to a close
Curated by: Forbes India
Published: Dec 15, 2017
2017 holiday gift guide

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Finishing School
With whiskies—as in business—it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. Three decades ago, Scottish distilleries began experimenting with maturing whisky in a second cask that once held wine or port or sherry. The result was a richer, more complex spirit with new flavours that complemented the whisky that had already been ageing in its original cask. Today the practice is common with Irish, American and even Taiwanese whiskies. And given that there are always new casks to experiment with, there’s seemingly no end to all these finishes. Here’s how to get started...
 
(From Left to right)
Port Finish
(Sweet, dried fruit)
Kavalan Concertmaster ($99)

Sauternes Finish
(Sweet, light fruit)
Glenmorangie Nectar d’Or ($69)

Sherry Finish 
(Dried, spiced fruit)
The Macallan Rare Cask ($300)

Rum Finish
(Sweet molasses or vanilla)
The Balvenie Caribbean Cask ($69)

Beer Finish
(Sweet, creamy malt)
Jameson Caskmates ($30)

Madeira Finish
(Sweet fruits, spices)
The Tyrconnell ­Ten-Year-Old Madeira Cask ($75)