Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Distillery Edition Single Malt Scotch: A higher strength single malt Scotch whisky, crafted with Glenfiddich’s century-old traditions. After at least 15 years maturing in traditional American oak and Spanish oak, it is non-chill filtered to protect its subtle flavours. On the nose: you’ll get a beautiful waft of honey and caramel, closely followed by vanilla. Notes of butterscotch will start to emerge, which is then followed by a subtle burst of sherry. After these notes have past there’ll be a soft lingering smell of liquorice and notes of a floral nature. On the palate: the first thing that comes to mind is Christmas pudding, loads of fruit that has been doused in some sort of alcohol. A bit of oak will start to creep in with an unusual note of charcoal? Those caramel and vanilla notes will be confirmed with a smooth milky texture and some spices. The finish: has quite a moderate kick to it, with a very long-lasting note of oak.
The verdict: This distillers edition of the 15-year-old Glenfiddich has some wonderful notes and beautiful texture. However, for me it is not as good as their standard 15-year-old but it does offer something a little different and edgier. As with all single malt scotches – this is best enjoyed straight, or with a very small amount of mineral water to allow the flavours to breathe.
Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Single Distillery Edition Malt Scotch Whisky can be found online at the The Whisky Shop for approximately £49