Rollover image to zoom. A- / $400. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Retaste: Similar, but a bit rougher and more sour than I remember. A higher-strength Glenfiddich aged 15 years, this Distillery Edition has been bottled at 51%. Certainly a likable whisky, though. It's strange, there's a cask-strength-like fullness to the limited flavors and body/feel of this, yet not a lot behind it... if that makes sense. History. The Glenfiddich Distillery was founded in 1886 by William Grant in Dufftown, Scotland, in the glen of the River Fiddich. Glenfiddich 1937 Rare Collection 64 Year Old – the oldest expression ever to be released by the distillery and only 61 bottles produced. And although I'd imagine myself to enjoy a higher-strength cousin (and non chillfiltered too), I don't like this one particularly more than my standby 12. Winning bid: £ 30.00. This whisky is non-chill filtered and bottled at 51% alcohol by volume (102 proof). Glenfiddich Distillery. ( Log Out /  Not as great six months later than it was about half-way through the bottle. Rich and waxy off the bat with jammy notes and burnt sugar. Glenfiddich Spirit of Speyside Distillery Edition 2020 The Spirit of Speyside Distillery Edition 2020 is a very special bottle that carries a story like no other. The Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Distillery Edition (sometimes incorrectly referred to as Distillers Edition) was first released a couple of years ago. This whisky oddly compartmentalizes everything, and rolls it out bit by bit. Tasting Notes and Ratings for Glenfiddich . After my success with the Glenlivet 16 ‘Nadurra’, I decided to give Glenfiddich’s mid-range cask-strength a try. Malty, apple juice with cinnamon right off the bat. ( Log Out /  17 upvotes, 6 comments. Cask 4706 is a European oak sherry butt. After at least 15 years maturing in traditional American oak and Spanish oak, it is non-chill filtered to protect its subtle flavours. It balances well in a way that other whiskies don’t: orange chocolate, peat, mint and pepper don’t mesh, so why not have it in stages? Water does not help this as it just washes everything out. The distillery malt is a piece of our history; it is available to those who make the journey to the Glenfiddich Distillery and our online shop, but cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Formerly available only in duty-free shops (as Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Cask Strength), this 102-proof single malt has finally made it to American stores. Very light on the palate despite the high abv. Bangarang! Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Glenfiddich Distillery Edition CREAMY, FLORAL, SPICY BLACK PEPPER, LUSCIOUS GENTLE FRUIT FLAVOURS ABV 51%, 70CL. Glenfiddich also recently released a new 15-year-old single malt called Glenfiddich-The Distillery Edition. "If and only if" (the mathematician's "IFF"), you can enjoy a malt without a finish, then for you this Glenfiddich 15 YO Distillery Edition scores a 96 out of 100. A limited bottling of the Glenfiddich single malt originally reserved for sale at the distillery, Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Distillery Edition is a version with a higher alcohol content (bottled at 51% instead of 40% or 43%) that has become extremely sought after. Posted in the Scotch community. Palate: Smooth, oily, mouth-coating. Good tasting, but not much substance. Glenfiddich (pronounced: glen-FID-ik) is the giant of the industry. It is also the godfather of single malt, being the first distillery to actively release and market large quantities of its product as a single malt in 1963. There is also definitely some peat here. Cask 5114 is a European oak hogshead. 4706 is bottled at 48% ABV while 5114 is bottled at 54.7% ABV. Matured to perfection in three types of oak cask - sherry, bourbon and new oak - it is then married in our unique, handcrafted oak solera vat. Unlike Adam, this is a step up in the Glenfiddich line for me. Added on Friday, Nov 27, 2009 at 10:58 PM. It reminded me of a meaty, starchy British dinner with candied carrots, all coated with a maly flavour. I’ll mention, also, that the first dram was rather spiritous and rough, and the last few were similar. Description Additional information Description. Bottled at higher strengths and non chill filtered, this whisky isn’t vatted in solera tuns, but is a blend of whiskies matured in previously filled oloroso sherry and bourbon barrels. The caramel is nice and that classic 12 malty/minty background is there but really subdued. Grade: B+ Palate:  Sweet and malty. I think this is certainly a better malt and at a higher strength, it to me is clearly superior to the 15 year (Solera). Press J to jump to the feed. I'm a rather big fan of regular Glenfiddich 12 -- it often gets a bashing from whisky snobs (like myself) for being so commonplace and relatively simple -- but it's a solid and pleasing if not amazing single malt. Finish: A malty long finish with more of that orange chocolate, oak and honey. Size: 750mL Proof: 86 (43% ABV) Age: 14 Year Origin: Scotland Distillery: The Glenfiddich Distillery Detailed Description Glenfiddich Bourbon Barrel Reserve 14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is aged carefully in ex-bourbon barrels for 14 years. I like the extra vanilla this brings out in the nose after a few minutes. Glenfiddich Distillery was built with the "bare hands" of William Grant and his nine (nine!) After all, if I liked the Glenfiddich 12 more than the Glenlivet 12, what’s to say I wouldn’t like this as much, or more, than the Nadurra? 86 proof. View large image. The significance of this release; the unique set of circumstances that gave rise to the bottling and the unprecedented times that it represents, will be recognised by whisky lovers around the globe. VAT) £ 44.96 (excl. r/Scotch: a subreddit for Scotch enthusiasts of all walks of life and of all levels of knowledge on anything Scotch Whisky related. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Please ensure that you undertake close up viewing/inspection prior to placing any bid. While it wasn’t bad, it surely wasn’t the superstar the whisky is now. Copyright © 2006-2020, L.A. Whisk(E)y Society. First laid down in 1975 in the Glenfiddich distillery warehouses, both whiskies aged for 44 years. Glenfiddich family new range blends. Whisky is aged for 15 years in European sherry and new oaks and then transferred to the Solera Vat to mellow down and capture new flavors. Right on the end, when your mouth goes bone dry and the finish feels like it’s died off, it comes right back with a bang of something you’d never expect: a mouth full of gummi bears. ( Log Out /  I recently reviewed the Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Distillery Edition, which features the standard Glenfiddich “house style” (i.e., like the standard 12 and 18 year-olds).But the Distillery Edition is not widely available – in most jurisdictions, the Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Solera Edition fills this niche instead. Proof: 40% ABV Price: $300 Release: September 2019 Availability: Widely available. A higher strength single malt Scotch whisky, crafted with our century-old traditions. View this post on Instagram. Lot number: 102-04451. Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Distillery Edition. The palate could do with more of the oak spice that doesn't really develop as much as it could. Let it sit and we’re talking orange peel, sherry and burnt sugar. I am not a big fan of the regular 12 (although I do not always bash it - even though I am snob also). The distillery is independently owned by William Grant & Sons who also own the labels for Balvenie, Grant's blended scotch, Hendrick's Gin, and are also co-owners of the Highland Brands, which include The Famous Grouse, The Macallan, Highland Park, Black Bottle, and Gloag's London Dry. A bottle of Glenfiddich The Distillery Edition, matured in American and European oak casks for 15 years and bottled at 102 proof (51% ABV). Change ), Peating the Unpeated: Bunnahabhain Ceòbanach, Brews Brothers 2000 – Cooper’s Cask Coffee, Duty-Free, in Design and Delivery: Glenfiddich Reserve Cask, The Difference Between Age and Maturity: Chivas Brothers 1993 Longmorn 18yo. Glenfiddich 15 YO Distillery Edition is an outstanding malt on nose and palate. The first drams were much more savoury than the middle. Yes, it’s true that Glenfiddich 12-Year-Old is the most common twelve year old single malt whisky on the planet. Nose basically gives me caramel. Glenfiddich has announced the auction of a special whisky release for June: The Glenfiddich Spirit of Speyside Distillery Edition 2020 is a 13-year-old single malt whisky, which was finished in the sherry cask with the number 25427 and bottled with extraordinary 65.7% ABV. It then turns creamy with sherry and orange chocolate. Mouth-drying. Very sweet and malty with indistinct fruits. The body is very rich and decadent, with sherry fruit and a marshmallow/nougat sweetness. This was bottled for the US market. New 15-year-old single malt whisky on the palate then spices everything up with some chili and pepper Solera Reserve in. 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