Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix
Some whiskies have a really interesting back story and this Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix is definitely one of them.
A Limited Edition release after a lot of drama at the distillery in the winter of 2010 as the snow which covered most of the UK caused major problems at the distillery with the collapse of a warehouse roof. The casks included bourbon and Oloroso and they range from 13 and 30 years of age.
Many thanks to Adrian (@mynameisgone) from Whisky Chronice for the very kind sample of this limited dram, still available from places like Master of Malt or from auction, but now at premium prices.
This is an interesting nose, there's the lovely fruitiness i would expect from a Glenfiddich, with fresh honeydew melon, some malty and oak notes come in here and theres a cigarette ash smoky note hiding in the background
a huge hit of malt loaf and oak up front with sherry soaked fruit and nut cake hiding in the middle and some gentle smoke in the background, yummy
gentle smoke and sherry soaked fruit.