Sunday, 22 December 2013

Glenfiddich 15 years old Distillery Edition

Advent Calendar 22/24.  This is an old favourite that I picked out of a police line-up a while ago as my favourite Glenfiddich. My tastes have moved on a bit since then though and this seems a little more robust that it perhaps once used to, but still a good pick and great value.

Glenfiddich 15 years old Distillery Edition, 51% A+

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Nose – Fresh but rich.  Honeyed apples, a little cereal edge providing structure to a lightly sherried profile. Sweet and well balanced.

Body – Spicy, firmly and brightly wooded, boldly malted.  A honeyed, cereal delivery.

Finish – Long and sweet.  Loads of cough candy and a lingering pear and wood bitterness. 

What's not good about it: Quite bright, sharp and sweet.  Reasonably challenging and a really structured malt, which lacks a little opulence.

What’s good about it:  Really fabulous nose, very sweet and balanced but with depth and freshness. Long, interesting finish, good fruit and a good balancing wood spice and structure.

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