sons in 1886. Proof: 40% ABV Price: $300 Release: September 2019 Availability: Widely available. Rich and waxy off the bat with jammy notes and burnt sugar. Lot number: 102-04451. 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. Bottom line is that i would likely choose this over most other entry level Glenfiddichs. r/Scotch: a subreddit for Scotch enthusiasts of all walks of life and of all levels of knowledge on anything Scotch Whisky related. Need to know: This new, core range single malt matured for most of its life in bourbon casks. Certainly a likable whisky, though. 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. I think I have 4 or 5 in a single point in time. This whisky is non-chill filtered and bottled at 51% alcohol by volume (102 proof). A higher strength single malt Scotch whisky, crafted with our century-old traditions. 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. Non-chill-filtered, cask-strength Glenfiddich. 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. I like the extra vanilla this brings out in the nose after a few minutes. Quite superb. Please ensure that you undertake close up viewing/inspection prior to placing any bid. Try Glenfiddich Distillery Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky. 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. The first drams were much more savoury than the middle. Winning bid: £ 30.00. 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. 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. It reminded me of a meaty, starchy British dinner with candied carrots, all coated with a maly flavour. 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 family new range blends. 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. VAT) £ 44.96 (excl. The Glenfiddich single malt whisky first ran from the stills on Christmas Day, 1887.. ... so will the locally available Grant’s Master Blender’s Edition and Grant’s Nordic Oak Finish. Bangarang! Some general spices in the medium-length finish. Malty, apple juice with cinnamon right off the bat. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. I’ll mention, also, that the first dram was rather spiritous and rough, and the last few were similar. 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. View this post on Instagram. Glenfiddich 15-Year-Old Distillery Edition. 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. VAT) This exceptional whisky has matured in American and European oak at The Glenfiddich Distillery for 15 years. 86 proof. Posted in the Scotch community. Finish: A malty long finish with more of that orange chocolate, oak and honey. ( Log Out /  Grade: B+ Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. The Distillery Edition of Glenfiddich was once sold under the name Cask Strength. First laid down in 1975 in the Glenfiddich distillery warehouses, both whiskies aged for 44 years. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts The current climate of high-flying single malt sales and marketing owes a huge debt to Glenfiddich’s pioneering work. Glenfiddich also recently released a new 15-year-old single malt called Glenfiddich-The Distillery Edition. Glenfiddich 40 Years Old (6th Edition) – The story of how Glenfiddich 40 is made is alone fascinating enough to hold your interest before you even taste it. I think this is certainly a better malt and at a higher strength, it to me is clearly superior to the 15 year (Solera). View large image. Nose: Noticeably sweet. Retaste: Similar, but a bit rougher and more sour than I remember. 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. Out of stock. 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. 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. It then turns creamy with sherry and orange chocolate. 4706 is bottled at 48% ABV while 5114 is bottled at 54.7% ABV. 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. The body is very rich and decadent, with sherry fruit and a marshmallow/nougat sweetness. 17 upvotes, 6 comments. A bottle of Glenfiddich The Distillery Edition, matured in American and European oak casks for 15 years and bottled at 102 proof (51% ABV). 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. This 12 special edition 12 year old from Glenfiddich has been finished off in Amontillado Sherry Casks. Unlike Adam, this is a step up in the Glenfiddich line for me. 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. I am not a big fan of the regular 12 (although I do not always bash it - even though I am snob also). ( Log Out /  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. The Distillery Edition, available at travel retail stores is an expression that differs from the distillery’s current mainstream 15 YO. The palate then spices everything up with some chili and pepper. Palate:  Sweet and malty. Maybe too rich, even, but certainly a special whisky. Glenfiddich Explorer's Edition Batch #1 20cl. Cask 5114 is a European oak hogshead. Let it sit and we’re talking orange peel, sherry and burnt sugar. 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. 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? Mouth-drying. Water does not help this as it just washes everything out. Good tasting, but not much substance. Yes, it’s true that Glenfiddich 12-Year-Old is the most common twelve year old single malt whisky on the planet. Glenfiddich 15 Year Old is a pure example of creativity in the new ‘Whisky Boom’. 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. Glenfiddich Distillery Edition CREAMY, FLORAL, SPICY BLACK PEPPER, LUSCIOUS GENTLE FRUIT FLAVOURS ABV 51%, 70CL. Categories: Out of Stock, Single Malt. Copyright © 2006-2020, L.A. Whisk(E)y Society. 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. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Glenfiddich (pronounced: glen-FID-ik) is the giant of the industry. Very light on the palate despite the high abv. 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. Rollover image to zoom. Palate: Smooth, oily, mouth-coating. Copyright © 2006-2020, L.A. Whisk ( E ) y Society Rare Collection Year! Mid-Range cask-strength a try we ’ re talking orange peel, sherry and orange chocolate that i would choose! 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