Glenfiddich Experimental Series - IPA Cask Finish
The Glenfiddich Experimental Series are a couple of new to the market drams as permanent additions to the line up with some really interesting ideas involved in their development.
This first one has been finished in casks which previously held an IPA (India Pale Ale) beer. In fact the casks have had quite the journey, they are used first for maturing Glenfiddich before being used to store IPA from the Speyside Brewery for a month, before then rehoming some whisky for 3 months.
It's an unusual dram, with a creamy, buttery, hoppy note. It does feel a little lack-lustre on the finish, the 43% abv probably, and i think it would have done with the IPA being in the cask a bit longer to impart more of the flavours.
That being said i'm desperate to do a "hauf 'n' a Hauf" with the whisky and IPA.
Why not pop over to Master of Malt and grab yourself a bottle.
instantly creamy with a really herby/hoppy note, lots of butteryness in here then those sweet vanilla infused fruits from the 12 year old, fresh fruit salad with vanilla angel delight
sweet, creamy, delicious fruit salad and a light cream, theres a strength there though thats juicy and fruity reminds me a lot of the 12 but with a fruit boost and added creaminess
sweet, medium, gentle, creamed coconut
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