Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Madeira Cask 19 Year
Glenfiddich // Speyside, Scotland
This travel retail (duty free) exclusive is part of a Glenfiddich line that pays homage to various regions and routes of exploration. This version honors early Portuguese explorers by spending a portion of its 19 years maturing in ex Madeira wine casks from the Canterio warehouse of Henriques & Henriques.
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 Typefinished in ex-madeira wine casks
"At first sniff, it’s obvious this is a whisky that reflects the theme of exploration. If you could pour it whilst sitting on the veranda overlooking an exotic bay, even better. It's full of pineapple, chocolate, figs, and oaky spice. Taste follows suit, full of dark fruit, vanilla, shortbread, cinnamon spice, rosewater, and candied ginger. There's even something smoky lingering beneath it all, like tobacco. Complex and well balanced but with a shorter finish than one might expect of a 19 year whisky. "