Glenfiddich 40 Year Old / Bot.2008

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Glenfiddich 40 Year Old / Bot.2008
70cl / 45.4%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Despite being the No.1-selling malt whisky brand, Glenfiddich is occasionally accused by some malt fans of lacking real complexity. Older expressions, however, are a totally different matter, as evidenced by this masterpiece. The product of truly inspired cask selection and blending, atypically for a Speyside there is little or no sherry influence here, allowing the elegant, floral, slightly smoky distillery character to shine through. Made in batches of around 600 bottles per year.
£2,999.00
(£2,499.17 ex. VAT)
More Details:
CountryScotlandRegionSpeysideBottlerDistillery BottlingBottling StatusDiscontinuedAge40 Year Old
Tasting Notes:
Tasting Notes by Michael Jackson

Colour:  Deep, greeny gold.  Ripening plum.

Nose:  Deliciously appetizing.  A real depth of honey aromas, which seem to emerge in layers, as though each were extracted from a different flower.  Then beeswax.  Finally, a balancing flowery dryness and faint burnt-heather smokiness.

Body:  Lean but silky smooth.

Palate:  Very slow, sustained emergence of flavours.  Firm, dryish, restrained, honey, becoming scenty.  Gradually giving way to biscuity maltiness.  A hint of bitter chocolate.  Finally a surge of soft, oily smokiness, with some peaty dryness.

Finish:  Hint of anis.  Satisfying.  Long.

Score: 93 points

[These tasting notes are reproduced from Michael Jackson's Malt Whisky Companion]

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