Glenfiddich Winter Storm 21 Year
Glenfiddich // Speyside, Scotland
Winter Storm is the third installment in Glenfiddich's Experimental Collection following IPA Experiment and Project XX. This 21 year-old single malt finishes its maturation for six months in French oak icewine casks from the Peller Estate in Niagara, Ontario. Icewine, also called eiswein, uses grapes frozen on the vine which concentrate the sugars creating a plush dessert wine. It will be released in two batches: October 2017 and March 2018.
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 French oak icewine casks
"The nose is a full-blown snowmageddon blizzard of flavors. Pear juice, creamy vanilla fudge, honey, toasted oak and loads of elegance. Sweet ice wine tropical notes such as lychee are layered deep and become more pronounced if you ride the storm out. A very soft palate that flashes in the middle with cinnamon and a hot pepper blend balances the experience. The finish is a delicate flurry with a touch of orange peel. If every winter storm was like this, then let it snow."