Glenfiddich, Solera Reserve, 15-year-old, Single Malt Whisky 40%

Glenfiddich, Solera Reserve, 15-year-old, Single Malt Whisky 40%

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Glenfiddich, Solera Reserve, 15-year-old, Single Malt Whisky 40%

Description

Fine, discreet scents exude from the glass suggesting nutmeg, toasted hazelnuts and yeast. After a little while some stone fruit (Reine Claude plum) adds a hint of sweetness to its complexity. The palate is soft and round, with a touch of sweetness on the tip of the tongue. Slightly mouth watering, it delivers the same restrained feeling as on the nose with a touch of spices (cinnamon and nutmeg) with the plummy note replaced by some chocolate tones. Good quality dram, at first looking a bit simple, it is only on the finish that it seems to really take off with more intensity, dimension and well balanced flavours.
Francis Huicq – Fine Wine London Shop Senior Sales

The Grant family began distilling at Glenfiddich on Christmas Day 1887 and their malt is now the biggest seller in the world. The youngest and best known expression is the 12 years old and the older malts have more luscious raisin and chocolate notes.
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Glenfiddich Distillery, Speyside

Glenfiddich Distillery, Speyside

William Grant founded Glenfiddich in 1886 from second-hand equipment bought at a bargain price from nearby distillery Cardhu. It is located near the small river whose name it bears in Dufftown in the heart of Speyside. It produced its first whisky on Christmas Day 1887. The glen of the river Fiddich gives its name to the biggest-selling single malt whisky in the world. The Glenfiddich distillery is on the small river whose name it bears, in Dufftown.

The name Fiddich indicates that the river runs in the valley of the deer and indeed a stag is the company's emblem. Although the distillery no longer produces its own malt, pagodas have been added to some of the newer buildings in a salute to tradition. One uniquely truly traditional element is the use of coal-fired stills - the stills are small, and the whisky is principally aged in plain oak, though about 10% goes into sherry casks. The distillery is unusual in that it has its own bottling line on the premises, with the only other malt distillery with bottling facilities being Springbank. William Grant brought his eight children into the business, and the company is still directed and managed by his descendants. Today it is the world's best-selling malt whisky,

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Speyside Whisky

Speyside Whisky

To some Speyside represents the jewel in whisky’s crown. Speyside is the home of legal whisky production and it’s best known examples. Around the world Glenlivet, Macallan, Glenfiddich, Glenrothes and Glenfarclas typify all that whisky, at it’s best has to offer. At it’s heart running from the Monadhliath mountains north to the sea, is the River Spey. It is the fastest flowing river in Britain, and also well known for its salmon fishing.

Speyside is the principal whisky-producing region: Speyside has within it some forty-six operating distilleries - over half the total number in the entire Scotland.

Speysides are essentially sweet whiskies. They have little peaty character They are typically highly perfumed, feminine and elegant.

The classical nature of Speyside’s malts means that a number of the finest malts are used almost exclusively for blending. It is the top Speysider’s that give good blends their ‘Top Dressing’. 

Malts such as Mortlach, Glen Elgin, Strathmill and Benrinnes are rarely found as distillery bottlings, however when individual casks are tracked down by independent bottlers such as our Own Selection Single Malt Whiskies the resultant whisky can be quite wonderful.

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Nose
Chocolate, toast and a hint of peat.
Palate
Smooth, silky, white chocolate. Pears-in-cream. Cardamom.
Finish
Cream. Hint of ginger.
Comment
Elegant. Well-balanced to the point of suavity.

Michael Jackson - Whisky Magazine Issue 1 Nose
Honey with hints of wood and vanilla, complex spice and fresh fruit.
Palate
Honey again, perfectly balanced by delicate spice and Glenfiddich maltiness.
Finish
Medium length, with sherry notes and spiciness.
Comment
The sweetness is effortlessly balanced by drier oakiness.

Jim Murray - Whisky Magazine Issue 1 Read more