Glenfiddich 14 Year Bourbon Barrel Reserve
Glenfiddich // Speyside, Scotland
This is a new addition to the brand's permanent line. Officially known as the 14 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Reserve, it's aged for a full 14 years in typical ex-bourbon casks used in the Scotch industry. It's then transferred to be finished in new heavily-charred American oak barrels from Louisville's prominent Kelvin Cooperage, with the intention of imparting more of those deep bourbon qualities into a single malt.
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 TypeEx-bourbon casks; finished in new,charred American oak
"The nose brings you in with vanilla, toffee and caramel. There's also oak and spice, and fresh, sweet apples. The palate is smooth and layered, offering a deep toffee taste, with vanilla, char and molasses, as well as a background of baking spices and fruits. The finish is drier and oakier, moderate in length and warming, leaving you with final notes of semi-sweet chocolate. It's an easy-sipper that does indeed bring more bourbon-esque qualities to the single malt realm."