Tasting the Glenfiddich Cask Collection

You can buy Glenfiddich here: Glenfiddich at our Whisky Shop

Tonight we have three drams from Glenfiddich, their new Cask Collection.

We have on the table Glenfiddich Select Cask, Glenfiddich Reserve Cask and the Glenfiddich Vintageglenfiddich-trio-of-cask-whiskies Cask.

The launch of the first two of the Cask Collection last month is Glenfiddich’s first range with no age statement and is only available in Global Travel Retail. the final Vintage Cask will join the others in April 2014. Each Glenfiddich Cask Collection single malt Scotch whisky has an ABV of 40%. Glenfiddich Select Cask and Glenfiddich Reserve Cask are presented in Glenfiddich’s iconic triangular bottle. Glenfiddich Vintage Cask is available in a 70cl bottle, packaged in a striking presentation box.

Commenting on the launch of the Glenfiddich Cask Collection Brian Kinsman said: “Creating whisky isn’t only about age, it’s about personal taste and flavour, and the Glenfiddich Cask Collection has evolved to give Glenfiddich drinkers the perfect combination of quality, satisfaction and choice.  Glenfiddich has a long and illustrious history of innovation within the single malt category and these latest additions to our no-age range allow us to offer single malt aficionados the best of both worlds – whiskies crafted for their flavour, alongside whiskies bottled by their age.”

Peter Gordon, director of William Grant and Sons added: “The Glenfiddich Cask Collection is an important development in the evolution of our much loved brand. Since my great-great-grandfather, William Grant, built the distillery 125 years ago, we have remained dedicated to creating remarkable whiskies of unprecedented depth, distinction and diversity of flavour. As a family run business we can influence our whisky-making with the freedom only independence brings, which is why we have an unrivalled amount of whisky stock allowing us to innovate with not one or two new expressions, but three.”

Glenfiddich Distillery,
Dufftown, Keith, Banffshire, AB55 4DH

telephone, 01340 820373

website:   www.glenfiddich.com

Owners: William Grant & Sons.

Lets do some tastings, first up is:-

Glenfiddich, Select Cask – Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 40% Alc/vol., 1 Litre

This Whisky was matured in hand-selected aged Bourbon, European oak and red wine casks and then married in Glenfiddich’s unique Solera vat.  Price…£40.00

Colour…Rich apricotselect-cask
Nose
…A florists shop, vanilla and some shaved oak, then comes in a wee touch of lemon and orange.
Taste…Quite elegant and refined,juicy raisins, nice oaky notes and a wee hint of pepper spice, cannot mistake this one, it is a Glenfiddich.
Finish…Medium finish, oak and citrus lovingly lingers.

Score…3.5 Corks

 

Up next is:-

Glenfiddich, Reserve Cask – Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 40% Alc/vol., 1 Litre

This Whisky has been matured in specially reserved sherry casks and married in Glenfiddich’s unique Solera vat.
Price…£50.00

Colour…Old goldreserve-cask
Nose
…A strong richness is very noticeable at first sniff, then comes some light spices and loads of oak, Dundee marmalade, a very mature nose.
Taste…Oak is ahead of the sweetness, ultra smooth, does not need any water or maybe a teardrop only, a little drying.
Finish…Long finish with a the sweetness and the oak being in charge.

Score…3.5 Corks

 

Tonight’s final dram is:-

Glenfiddich, Vintage Cask – Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 40% Alc/vol., 70cl.

This final Whisky is a peaty one, matured in hand selected European and Bourbon Vintage casks and married in Glenfiddich’s Solera vat.  Price…£80.00

The Vintage Cask is only the second peated whisky Glenfiddich has produced.vintage-cask

Colour…Marmalade
Nose…Honey and some tobacco, Arbroath Smokies, some chocolate, sea salt, old spice cabinet.
Taste…Dark sugar sweetness, beach BBQ with loads of shell fish sizzling, so much going on, sooty but sweet peat singing along.
Finish…Long and delightful finish, smoke, seafood and sweetness goes on and on, WOW.

Score…4 Corks

What a trio of drams tasted tonight, these are not to be kept in the cabinet, but nourished in your favourite glass and sipped until the cows come home.

Three different drams each with it’s own unique character, which one is your favourite?

Glenfiddich certainly have three winners on their hands, quite exceptional Whiskies, well done all at the Distillery.

You can buy Glenfiddich here: Glenfiddich at our Whisky Shop

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3 Responses

  1. brette says:

    Can’t wait to try my bottle of cask reserve tonight

  2. Prakash Gurav says:

    i have a sealed bottle of Glenfiddich purchased in the year 1996-97. Is it safe to consume it ?

  3. parmod gupta says:

    very nice

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