Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Bourbon Cask 19 Year

Single Malt

Glenfiddich // Speyside, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    89
  • Avg. Rating

    4.21
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 94 )

At first glance, the idea of a Scotch being aged in ex-bourbon casks doesn't seem that big of a whoop. After all, the majority of Scotch is aged in barrels that once held bourbon. However, Glenfiddich ages almost exclusively in sherry, so this is a bit different for them, and the only one in their entire range. Plus 19 years is an interesting number, veering off their core range upwards of just one year.

  • age
    19 years
  • abv
    40.0
  • Single Malt
    Distilled 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 Type
    ex-bourbon

Tasting Notes

"The nose on this is classic Glenfiddich - dried fruits, cherry, vanilla and almond (like tonka beans, if you've ever been lucky enough to come in contact with them.) There is more spice detectable on the palate - clove, allspice, pinecone, coriander and ginger. The finish is smooth and rounded, unlike the 18 which burns a little hot (if you can, taste the 2 side by side. Huge difference!) Just wish this was bottled at cask strength for even more depth of flavor."

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Sweet & Rich