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Glenfiddich Experimental Series Project XX

An adventure in a glass.

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@GentlemanGrimmReview by @GentlemanGrimm

22nd Mar 2017

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Colour:

Burnished gold.

Nose:

Oak to start giving way to sweet, vanilla, custard and toffee. Tart apples, raisins and sultanas come through in time along with under-cooked pastry and nutmeg. Also a slight alcohol burn present.

Palate:

Oak and vanilla to start soon being overtaken by peppery spice. Once this subsides you get a good dose of fruit - tart apples and blackcurrants, raisins and sultanas. If you hold this is in your mouth it becomes slightly bitter over time but soon turns sweet again if you swirl it around a bit.

Finish:

Long, oak with a slightly bitterness giving way to sweet digestive biscuit and malt. Slightly drying.

Overall:

I thought I wasn't going to like this to start with - all I got was oak and it seemed to be overpowering everything else. After a little while though it opened up and wow! Lots of sweetness and fruit coming through making for a really interesting dram. Packed full of flavour this was a really interesting dram and a good NAS that's also not too badly priced, well worth a try.

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2 comments

@Ol_Jas
Ol_Jas commented

A 20-year-old whisky that's not too badly priced? I'm getting one!

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