Glenfiddich Cask Collection Vintage Cask
The new Glenfiddich Cask Collection Vintage Cask is part of the new Cask Collection which began arriving at Travel Retail locations the world over in September of 2013 and will reach UK shores in April 2014 along with another couple of non age statement drams.
These three bottlings will become part of the permanent range at Travel Retail with current suggestions that they may replace the 12 Year Old, 15 Year Old and 14 Year Old Rich Oak expressions. I'm hopeful this is not true as the Rich Oak and 15 year old Solera Reserve are two of my personal favourite drams.
I was sent a sample of each of these drams by my good friend and fellow blogger Steve (@steveprentice) of Somerset Whisky Blog and I have to say although they were not what i was expecting all three are perfectly and easily drinkable.
This whisky really does have lots of potential, there's lemony fruity citrus notes and a really strong malty note that almosts goes peaty, i really do think this dram is worthy of trying, my only wish is that is was a touch stronger ABV wise to give it a thicker mouthfeel.
Initial Press releases in September 2013 had this priced at around the £79 mark.
Oh now this is interesting, there's light speyside coastal peat with seasalt and with malt, dried cereals and malt loaf, then it's lemony citrus, lots of lemon and lime peel with lemon zest.
sweet and lemony to begin with before a gentle malt loaf and subtle speyside peat and dry weetabix.
gentle peat and lemon freshness
Read others opinions on this dram here:-
The Glenfiddich Cask Collection
Glenfiddich Experimental Series - Project XX
Glenfiddich Experimental Series - IPA Cask Finish
Glenfiddich Cask Collection Select Cask
Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Red Wine Cask Finish