Glenfiddich Malt Master's Edition Sherry Cask
Glenfiddich // Speyside, Scotland
Released at the end of 2012, this marks Glenfiddich’s first double-matured expression. Malt Master Brian Kinsman took whiskies aged in oak casks then transferred them to sherry casks for the final years of aging. This period of time in sherry casks is longer than whiskies finished in sherry casks.
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 TypeOak and Sherry Casks
"This is a good looking glass of whisky. The sherry wood influence is off to a commanding lead with maple glazed dried fruits but wet wood overshadows the nose. In the mouth, the oak casks are given a chance with rich vanilla fusing with baking spices setting up a flash of oak tannins. The struggle is in taming the sherry influence and balancing its sweetness. The dampness from the nose leaks into a soft finish."