GLENFIDDICH 15 Year Old
Glenfiddich 15 Year Old is a Scotch whisky categorized as one of the best single malts in the world. It has a 40% Alcohol By Volume (ABV) and a volume of 70 cl.
This whisky is a 15-year-old golden-colored scotch single malted whiskey. It is produced by the Glenfiddich distillery, one of Scotland’s remaining distilleries capable of maintaining its innovative tradition.
It is an ideal drink for the timid since it unlocks the bravery that lies inside. Every time you take it, your spirit will be transcended to a condition of comfort, peace, and joy.
The Glenfiddich 15 Year Old is the only single malt matured in three distinct casks: ex-sherry, ex-bourbon, and new oak before being blended in a solera vat.
The Glenfiddich 15 Year Old expression exemplifies the brand’s family tradition of innovation since it is produced using a method pioneered by the Malt Master. Its warm, spicy flavours are transformed via the alchemy of the Solera Vat and matured in new oak casks and European oak sherry casks.
David Stewart, the fifth Malt Master, mellowed the whisky in the unique Solera Vat, a huge oak tun inspired by sherry bodegas in Spain and Portugal and continued to this day. As a result, the Glenfiddich 15 Year Old that is bottled today has a small bit of every other batch produced since the tun was originally filled in 1998. It’s an excellent method of ensuring consistency.
Their Solera Vat, which has never been emptied and kept half full of whiskies since 1998, is the culmination of Glenfiddich’s inquisitive minds and pioneering spirit. This is also how the whisky became the first 15-year-old expression to hit the top 10 best-selling single malts.
The Glenfiddich 15 Year Old has also won several spirits awards, most notably in the early 2000s.
Glenfiddich 15 year old’s unique blend has piqued the interest of whisky connoisseurs all over the world, earning it the following awards:
- Double Gold Award, Single Malt Scotch 13 to 19 Years Category – San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2013
- Master Award, Speyside Single Malts 13-18yo Category – The Scotch Whisky – Masters (The Spirits Business) 2013
- Gold Award, Scotch Single Malt – Speyside Category, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017.
This best single malt has an intriguingly subtle scent. Sweet heather honey and vanilla fudge are blended with deep dark fruits. Silky smooth, with hints of sherry oak, marzipan, cinnamon, and ginger, it is full-bodied and flavorful. It also has a satisfyingly rich finish with a lingering sweetness.
According to Glenfiddich 15 Year old reviews, this whisky seems younger in the glass than its age, with a warm and buttery appearance.
Reviews also state that the aroma of steamed apple and a little acidic, bitter smell overwhelms the nose at first. Following that is a very dark caramelized wood and a beautiful fragrant quality. As the whisky opens up, chewy toffee emerges, giving way to the aroma of overnight French toast — dense pumpernickel bread steeped in brown sugar and butter caramelizing in perfect harmony. Throughout the tasting experience, the butter note lingers in the nose.
The whisky has a specific ‘umph’ that is captured in its mouthfeel, which is dense and thick. The whisky’s substantial, chewy nature works excellent with the butter and honey spread across the mouth. Finally, fig completes the experience of excellence all around.
The finish is slightly bitter yet delicate and buttery, much like the nose. The sweet and salty essence of the finish is accentuated by mixed peppercorns and salted caramel. Grassiness is lingering and delicious, and it has a strong grip.
This whisky is a bit too soft for cocktails, but it produces a light and delightful Old Fashioned. Water and ice aren’t required as this flavourful whisky is quite pleasant when taken straight, and any dilution is a net subtraction. Glenfiddich 15 Year Old is best appreciated with just a glass and some time to enjoy it.
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