I’ll mention, also, that the first dram was rather spiritous and rough, and the last few were similar. Glenfiddich 15 Years Old Distillery Edition £ 53.95 (incl. After my success with the Glenlivet 16 ‘Nadurra’, I decided to give Glenfiddich’s mid-range cask-strength a try. I don’t know how, but it feels like it only ever gives you one note at a time, though in no particular order. This whisky is non-chill filtered and bottled at 51% alcohol by volume (102 proof). Copyright © 2006-2020, L.A. Whisk(E)y Society. VAT) This exceptional whisky has matured in American and European oak at The Glenfiddich Distillery for 15 years. Let it sit and we’re talking orange peel, sherry and burnt sugar. Certainly a likable whisky, though. Maybe too rich, even, but certainly a special whisky. Palate: Smooth, oily, mouth-coating. I think this is certainly a better malt and at a higher strength, it to me is clearly superior to the 15 year (Solera). 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. Added on Friday, Nov 27, 2009 at 10:58 PM. While considered a “special release”, in some jurisdictions it is available as a regular member of the standard age … I think I have 4 or 5 in a single point in time. 4706 is bottled at 48% ABV while 5114 is bottled at 54.7% ABV. Glenfiddich Distillery. View large image. Please ensure that you undertake close up viewing/inspection prior to placing any bid. Size: 750mL Proof: 86 (43% ABV) Origin: France Distillery: Glenfiddich Distillery Detailed Description “The idea behind the Glenfiddich India Pale Ale experiment was quite unusual, but one we were passionate about – we wanted to really play with the flavours to see what we could create.” The Glenfiddich Distillery was founded in 1886 by William Grant in Dufftown, Scotland, in the glen of the River Fiddich. At 61.8% ABV, this bottling of Batch Proof exceeds last year’s, which was 61.6% ABV, though it’s not as high as the 2018 release at 62.9% ABV. 86 proof. 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. 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. When it comes to production, Glenfiddich cranks out more 12-year-old Scotch than any other distillery. Rollover image to zoom. Press J to jump to the feed. sons in 1886. carlson (140) Rating: 4.5 (2018-08-30) Looking at my bar right now, there is no other single malt bottle as many as this one. A higher strength single malt Scotch whisky, crafted with our century-old traditions. 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? Cask 5114 is a European oak hogshead. Tasting Notes and Ratings for Glenfiddich . Lot number: 102-04451. Woodford Reserve releases limited-edition whiskies semi-annually through its Master’s Collection; Batch Proof has been the spring release since 2018, always bottled without dilution. 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. Non-chill-filtered, cask-strength Glenfiddich. 20th August 2019. "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. 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. Very sweet and malty with indistinct fruits. 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. Need to know: This new, core range single malt matured for most of its life in bourbon casks. Glenfiddich also recently released a new 15-year-old single malt called Glenfiddich-The Distillery Edition. After at least 15 years maturing in traditional American oak and Spanish oak, it is non-chill filtered to protect its subtle flavours. Water does not help this as it just washes everything out. 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. Try Glenfiddich Distillery Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Palate:  Sweet and malty. ( Log Out /  The palate could do with more of the oak spice that doesn't really develop as much as it could. Nose basically gives me caramel. A bottle of Glenfiddich The Distillery Edition, matured in American and European oak casks for 15 years and bottled at 102 proof (51% ABV). Glenfiddich Explorer's Edition Batch #1 20cl. Rich and waxy off the bat with jammy notes and burnt sugar. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Posted in the Scotch community. ( Log Out /  A higher-strength Glenfiddich aged 15 years, this Distillery Edition has been bottled at 51%. All rights reserved. Whisky, Spirit led taste, fresh, vibrant, & strong,non chilled filtered, natural colour, found adding a table spoon of water to a double measure in a whisky glass brought out much more taste for me, but great neat too. ( Log Out /  View this post on Instagram. Since the bottling is always diluted to a uniform 51% vol, the name was changed to Distillery Edition. VAT) £ 44.96 (excl. The Distillery Edition of Glenfiddich was once sold under the name Cask Strength. Unlike Adam, this is a step up in the Glenfiddich line for me. 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. Bottom line is that i would likely choose this over most other entry level Glenfiddichs. Categories: Out of Stock, Single Malt. This was bottled for the US market. First laid down in 1975 in the Glenfiddich distillery warehouses, both whiskies aged for 44 years. 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? Description Additional information Description. 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. Proof: 40% ABV Price: $300 Release: September 2019 Availability: Widely available. There is also definitely some peat here. In the 1920s, with prohibition in force in the US, Glenfiddich was one of a very small number of distilleries to increase production. While it wasn’t bad, it surely wasn’t the superstar the whisky is now. 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. Retaste: Similar, but a bit rougher and more sour than I remember. Winning bid: £ 30.00. Glenfiddich 15 YO Distillery Edition is an outstanding malt on nose and palate. History. The Proof is in the Overproofing: Glenfiddich 15yo Distillery Edition ‘102’ Jan 25 by Maestro After my success with the Glenlivet 16 ‘Nadurra’, I decided to give Glenfiddich… It was then finished for up to six months in what Glenfiddich is calling French cuvée casks, which come from the country’s most famous sparkling wine region. Glenfiddich 15-Year-Old Distillery Edition. Some water brings in toffee, salt and pepper. 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 was also branded as ‘Solera Vat’ or ‘Solera Reserve’ in the past. Good tasting, but not much substance. Bangarang! Glenfiddich 1937 Rare Collection 64 Year Old – the oldest expression ever to be released by the distillery and only 61 bottles produced. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Nose: Noticeably sweet. The higher proof and being in bourbon Barrels with take you to a new level. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. It then turns creamy with sherry and orange chocolate. This 12 special edition 12 year old from Glenfiddich has been finished off in Amontillado Sherry Casks. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Great to see what Glenfiddich's brilliantly well-made spirit is capable of at a higher strength. Grade: B+ The Glenfiddich single malt whisky first ran from the stills on Christmas Day, 1887.. 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. Very light on the palate despite the high abv. ... so will the locally available Grant’s Master Blender’s Edition and Grant’s Nordic Oak Finish. 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. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. Glenfiddich Distillery was built with the "bare hands" of William Grant and his nine (nine!) Yes, it’s true that Glenfiddich 12-Year-Old is the most common twelve year old single malt whisky on the planet. Out of stock. Some general spices in the medium-length finish. Finish: A malty long finish with more of that orange chocolate, oak and honey. The caramel is nice and that classic 12 malty/minty background is there but really subdued. Note: I must confess that I love orange cream chocolates, so there may be a bit of bias mark-wise when it comes to that, but it’s hard for me to tell. The current climate of high-flying single malt sales and marketing owes a huge debt to Glenfiddich’s pioneering work. A- / $400. Glenfiddich Distillery Edition CREAMY, FLORAL, SPICY BLACK PEPPER, LUSCIOUS GENTLE FRUIT FLAVOURS ABV 51%, 70CL. Glenfiddich family new range blends. I’ve read others call the nose “floral”, but it’s more minty to me. The body is very rich and decadent, with sherry fruit and a marshmallow/nougat sweetness. Cask 4706 is a European oak sherry butt. I am not a big fan of the regular 12 (although I do not always bash it - even though I am snob also). 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. 17 upvotes, 6 comments. The Distillery Edition, available at travel retail stores is an expression that differs from the distillery’s current mainstream 15 YO. Quite superb. 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. Palate is pleasant with tinges of apples and chocolate, and generally light caramel and vanilla tones... not a whole lot there, really. I like the extra vanilla this brings out in the nose after a few minutes. 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. It reminded me of a meaty, starchy British dinner with candied carrots, all coated with a maly flavour. In short, it benefits from some oxidation. Glenfiddich was founded in Dufftown by William Grant, who had honed his craft at Mortlach distillery; and on Christmas Day 1887 the first spirit ran from the stills. The palate then spices everything up with some chili and pepper. The first drams were much more savoury than the middle. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts Malty, apple juice with cinnamon right off the bat. 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. ( Log Out /  Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Distillery Edition. Not as great six months later than it was about half-way through the bottle. Mouth-drying. 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. 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. 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