Although sister distillery the Balvenie has had a huge success with their DoubleWood expressions, Glenfiddich themselves have never officially experimented with finishes. That is; until now. With their Malt Master Edition, they have created a whisky that has spent several years in ex-Bourbon casks, and is finished for some more years in ex-Sherry casks.
43% abv, €45, single malt
Nose: sweet, vanilla, toffee, fruits, apples, pears, stone fruits, plums, apricots, peaches
Palate: sweet, vanilla, a hint of toffee, spicy, green herbs, laurel, sage, fruity, stone fruits, plums, dried apricots
Finish: medium long, as much as I hate the word – smooth, dried fruits, herbs, sage
Rather nice. As with most Glenfiddichs, she is well crafted. There is nothing much ‘wrong’ with her, and if there is something that needs to be pointed out, she is a bit bland, at worst. I could see myself having a bottle of this someday, and enjoy it on a regular basis – no strings attached, a middle of the week dram.
.many thanks to my colleague, who was nice enough to share a sample after he bought a bottle