Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Bourbon Cask 19 Year
Glenfiddich // Speyside, Scotland
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.
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.
"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."