Glenfiddich is the best-selling single malt whisky in the world. There is a reason for this. Firstly, they make great whisky. Secondly, in the sixties they were the first to sell whisky as a single malt, and have lead the field ever since. All devotees of single malt owe them a huge debt of gratitude for this ground-breaking decision.
Glenfiddich continue to innovate. This 15 year old is produced with a Solera system, which involves constantly topping up the Solera casks with whisky previously distilled in three types of cask: bourbon, Portuguese sherry and virgin oak.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Spice, submerged by juicy grape. Clear and fresh. Menthol. Apricots and nectarines.
Palate: Rounded, light, fresh and fruity; light licorice and vanilla. The oak is again held in check by the fruit. Smooth lightly spiced finish with marzipan and coconut.
Retails for around £30-35