Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky 15 year old
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Exemplifying our family's tradition of innovation, our 15 Year Old expression is created using a technique pioneered by our Malt Master and its warm, spicy flavours are transformed with the alchemy of the Solera Vat. Aged in European oak sherry casks and new oak casks, the whisky is mellowed in our unique Solera Vat, a large oak tun inspired by the sherry bodegas of Spain and Portugal. Never emptied, and kept half full of whiskies since 1998, our Solera Vat is the culmination of curious minds and the pioneering spirit of our family. It's also the secret behind this whisky becoming the first 15 year old expression to enter the top ten best selling single malts. Golden, a red hue.An intriguingly complex aroma. Sweet heather honey and vanilla fudge combined with rich dark fruits. Silky smooth, revealing layers of sherry oak, marzipan, cinnamon and ginger. Full-bodied and bursting with flavour. Satisfyingly rich with lingering sweetness.
|Category||Single Malt Scotch|
|Region||United Kingdom, Scotland|
Wine EnthusiastLook for rich, rounded flavors with lots of honey, vanilla and baking spice notes. The palate is creamy, with a mouth-filling texture and smoky finish.
The Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whisky 18 year oldOver the course of 18 years our Master Distiller, Alan Winchester, takes this expression through a combination of cask types, including both first and second-fill American oak (for tropical fruitiness) and ex-sherry oak (for spicy complexity). The result of this deft navigation of the distilling arts is a gorgeous single malt that is complex, yet elegant and balanced. The 18 Year Old has won more awards than any other expression; every bottle is a true example of the quality and taste of The Glenlivet. Any bottle deserves pride of place in your cabinet… perhaps to be held back for a fitting occasion? It is, after all, crafted to impress.
The Glenlivet XXV Single Malt Scotch Whisky 25 year oldAWARDS: International Spirits Challenge: Gold medal 2008 International Wine & Spirit Competition: Silver medal 2007 THE GLENLIVET XXV 25 YEAR OLD COLOUR Rich amber with ripe gold hues. NOSE Without water: Intense, deep, creamy. The sherry immediately signs the aromatic profile with luscious fruity and spicy notes. Polished old oak floor. It’s like walking into an antique shop. Enticing scents of exotic wood (sandalwood) with a touch of cedar. Cigar box. Creamier notes rise up, like wrapped up in a delicate oaky frame. Orange crème brûlée. Candied fruit (tangerine, pineapple). Pralines. Dundee cake with raisins soaked in whisky. On time, cider apples cooked in a cinnamon syrup. Hint of damp chalky cellar wall. With water: Follows the pudding trail. More crème brûlée, more sweeties (pineapple and pear drops) and licorice. RUBBED ON THE HAND Dried flowers, freshly baked scones, a touch of dried leaves on a wet autumn morning. PALATE Without water: Silky, caressing. Sweet at start then releasing a full bunch of spices: ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg. The spicy screen then opens on exotic fruitiness. Roasted pineapple. Developing luscious dark chocolate and orange peel flavours. With water: Gets minty (mint chocolate). The spices are tamed and toned down and the fruitiness is not so demonstrative. Orange notes survive though. FINISH Dry, spicy. Keeps teasing the taste buds all the way through and comes back on a sweeter fruity note. COMMENT A complex and perfectly balanced dram. A conversational character with a harmonious pitch. Oak is the vital lead but without being authoritative. Wood and fruit are intertwined in a spicy veil. The best that sherry could give is there. A perfect guest at the Christmas table, to be enjoyed with a thin piece of Dundee cake or an orange crème brûlée. Or just by itself, on a snowy evening, enjoying the depth and soothing harmony of Mozart Piano concerto N°21.
Macallan Single Malt Highland Scotch Whisky 12 year oldMahogany. Full, slightly sweet; toffee, ginger and dried fruits accompanied by sherry and cloves. Rich in both dried fruit and sherry, with a subtle toffee sweetness and pleasant touch of spice flavour with a touch of sherry sweetness and wood. Medium long.