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Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Solera Reserve

A Standout Glenfiddich

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@AlanjpReview by @Alanjp

28th Jul 2012


Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Solera Reserve
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The Glenfiddich 15yr single malt has a bit of a story behind it, and to explain it the following is from the Glenfiddich website: It’s innovatively matured in three types of oak cask: sherry, bourbon and new oak, before being married in our unique, handcrafted Oregon pine Solera vat. Year on year, this Solera vat is never emptied but is always kept at least half full creating a deliciously harmonious and intense whisky which gets more complex and intriguing every year.

That story intrigued me when friend and fellow Connosr member Darren Rook explained it to me from the stand at this years Whisky Live, and after sampling (and enjoying) the dram I bought myself a bottle! It has a reddish gold colour, and on the nose is a combination of sherry, spice, citrus fruits and warmth! It’s much the same when you taste the whisky, with a little more fruit in there, and a woody feeling.

It’s not a spectacular finish, but suitably pleasant and enjoyable! It leaves enough of the spices there to keep your mouth warm and ready for another sip! I would suggest this as one of those evening drams you have to wind the day down and reflect on what you’ve had to put up with that day! The maturity of the whisky shines through too.

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