Glenfiddich 12 Year
Glenfiddich // Speyside, Scotland
Glenfiddich is a family owned distillery, and despite their 10 million liters produced annually, they warehouse all whisky on site. Additionally, they have their own cooperage and have their own bottling plant for their distinctive three cornered bottles. The 12 Year Old is a benchmark, not only for Glenfiddich, but for Speyside whiskies in general. The single malt ages in both American oak and European oak sherry casks.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeAmerican oak ex-bourbon, European oak ex-sherry
"Aged predominately in used American whiskey barrels, the 12 year is aromatic with orchard fruits, butterscotch, and wood spices. There are tasting notes of oatmeal with cinnamon on the palate and though the finish is brief, it goes gentle into that good night. "