Glenfiddich 15 Year Solera Reserve
Glenfiddich // Speyside, Scotland
The Solera Reserve expression from Glenfiddich is quite unique. First off, it is aged in three different types of vessels: ex Bourbon, ex-Sherry, and new virgin American oak. After 15 years, the whisky is then vatted into a Solera tun, an Oregon pine container which always keeps at least 50% of previous marriages in it. A Solera is typically used in Spain in the production of Sherry and Madeira wine and rarely, if ever, used in producing whisky.
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, ex-Sherry, new American oak
"The aroma is definitely in the fruity camp with chewy figs, raisins, and oranges. The taste is soft and full of honey and vanilla, but there are other tastes there as well such as leather and a scant amount of smoke. "