Glenfiddich 1978 Rare Collection Cask
Glenfiddich // Speyside, Scotland
Glenfiddich released this U.S.-exclusive addition to the Rare Collection series in October. Glenffidich 1978 Rare Collection Cask No. 28121 is a 36 year old offering, bottled at cask strength, 54.1%. Each bottle is presented in a handcrafted leather box, is individually numbered and includes a copper foiled leaflet with cask information. Only 150 bottles are available, and each costs $3,500.
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.
"A luscious nose draws you in with honey, pears, melons, caramel and vanilla. The cask-strength makes its presence felt on a big, bold palate which brings a rush of heat, underneath which you'll find a smooth collection of oak, spice, honey, and cacao, with feint background minty and medicinal notes. A long warming finish offers more oak along with lasting honey and caramel notes. Add a touch of water and find a softer, creamier profile with some of that heat tampered."