I picked up a couple of miniatures of this in Asda, I got them after sampling my bottle of the 18 year old and thought I’d do a mini series of the core range from Glenfiddich.
As I mentioned in the 18 Year Old review, Glenfiddich is everywhere at Christmas, they often have some of the core range on offer and their packaging and bottle design makes them very visible, they also make decent, well made, straightforward single malt whisky and have a core range they should be proud of.
This is bottled at 40% and takes a teaspoon of water well, I think it needs it and it needs fifteen minutes in the glass too.
Nose. Apples and pears, candied fruit and loads of creamy porridge with honey and brown sugar, touch of oak and a wee bit of spice.
Palate. Apple crumble, spicy apples and pears poached in cloves and red wine, touch of brown sugar.
Finish. Medium, fresh and crisp, that apple crumble lingers.
You’ll see this everywhere this Christmas and beyond and if you’re just getting into whisky it’s a great way to start out.