Sunday, 29 April 2012

Whisky Discovery #84

Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Distillery Edition (51% abv)
Speyside Single Malt
Circa £42.00 70cl

The Distillery Edition 15 Year Old
Dram No.3 at the Glenfiddich stand and No.10 of the afternoon we were treated to the 15 Year Old Distillery Edition.

A special edition Glenfiddich. This 15 year old is non chill filtered and has been bottled at higher strength. This is classic Glenfiddich, but with added complexity and character. 

Matured in American and European Oak

Nose: Fresh flowers and blossom. Summery and crisp with a peppery edge. Hints of custard and almond.
Palate: Malt, very creamy with more of those blossom notes. Now it's all rather spicy with hints of dark, rich fruit, black pepper and cinnamon. Good sherry character too.
Finish:Good sweetness, long and lush.

So What did I think?

This was my favourite of the four Glenfiddich expressions we tasted that afternoon. The fragrant nose, rich spicy taste and cask strength abv won me over. I thought I might have to visit the distillery to get a hold of this expression, but I've seen it listed on the usual suspects on-line shops, and at a competitive price for a cask strength 15 year old.

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