Glenfiddich Vintage Cask
Peated Single Malt
Glenfiddich // Speyside, Scotland
Following the success of the innovative Solera Vatting for their 15 Year Solera Reserve, Glenfiddich has created three new Solera Vats. The Vintage Cask is the 3rd release in this series and all are sold exclusively for Global Travel Retail. This vatting contains whiskies aged in either European Spanish sherry casks or 1st fill bourbon casks, but what makes this whisky unique is the use of heavily peated whisky (25 ppm). That comprises around 50% of the vatting and as it is blended with other whiskies is brought down to about 10-15 ppm in the glass.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Typeex-European sherry butts and ex-bourbon
"Smoky bacon and Walker's Chocolate Shortbread cookies (you know, the ones shaped like Scottie dogs) sprung to mind. There's a bit of dried fruits associated with sherry-aged whiskies, but it doesn't overwhelm the malt. The finish continues with smoky sweet notes and a touch of vanilla. It is enjoyable to have a peated whisky without any medicinal or saline notes and I hope they release further peated bottlings at both an older age and at a higher proof."