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By Michael Jackson

Are you aware your Mortlach out of your Miltonduff? A Glenfiddich from a Glenlugie? discover the variations in Michael Jackson's re-creation of his celebrated consultant to unmarried malts. this can be a necessary learn for the whisky gourmet.

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The stills are small, and the whisky is mainly elderly in “plain oak” (refill bourbon), even if approximately 10 in line with cent is going into sherry casks. Whisky elderly in numerous woods is married in undeniable oak. adjacent the Glenfiddich web site, William furnish additionally owns The Balvenie (established 1892), with a small flooring maltings, and the newish (1990) Kininvie malt distilleries. Kininvie is little greater than a easy still-house. Its wealthy, creamy malt is going into the Grant’s blends, yet has now not been bottled as a unmarried. somewhere else in Scotland, it has the Girvan grain distillery ( see Ladyburn). apartment kind while younger, a dry, fruity aperitif; whilst extra mature, a raisiny, chocolatey after-dinner malt. GLENFIDDICH certain Reserve, 12-year-old, forty vol color a bit fuller gold than it was once. Faint eco-friendly tinge. nostril clean yet candy, appetizing, fruity, pear-like, juicy grass. physique Lean. gentle. Oily maltiness. Palate Malty sweetness. White chocolate. strong flavour improvement. Toasted hazelnuts. end aromatic advice of peat smoke. rating seventy seven 264 G L E N F I D D I C H GLENFIDDICH Caoran Reserve, 12-year-old, forty vol Caoran refers in Gaelic to the embers of a peat fireplace. a truly lightly smoky, dryish historical past is completed by way of casks that in the past contained whisky from the peaty island of Islay. color Deep gold. nostril Treacle toffee a little bit burned. candy, cedary logs on a sluggish hearth. physique mild to medium. Oily. Scented. Palate White chocolate. Cassata ice cream. Strega. end Thick chocolate wafers. darkish caramel. lightly warming alcohol. rating eighty two GLENFIDDICH Solera Reserve, 15-year-old, forty vol color vibrant gold. nostril Chocolate. Toast. trace of peat. physique mild yet very soft certainly. Palate clever. Silky. White chocolate. Pears in cream. Cardamom. end Cream. trace of ginger. ranking eighty one 265 A – Z O F S I N G L E M A L T S GLENFIDDICH 15-year-old, Cask energy, fifty one vol in particular on hand in duty-free. color complete gold. nostril smooth, gentle peat smoke. physique soft, calmly creamy. Palate delicate. Hazelnut. mild cream. Dry maltiness. end Tasty, appetizing. Grassy notes and peat smoke. ranking eighty GLENFIDDICH old Reserve, 18-year-old, forty vol A share of the whisky during this model is older than the age at the label, with a moderate accessory towards first-fill sherry (butts, instead of hogsheads, and made up of Spanish oak instead of American), and earth-floored, conventional warehouses. color previous gold. nostril Richer. physique Softer. Palate extra mellow and rounded, delicate, and constrained. ratings issues for class and sherry personality. end Nutty. a elaborate trace of peat. rating seventy eight GLENFIDDICH Havana Reserve, forty vol To be renamed Gran Reserva. color Apricot. nostril Toasty. Biscuity. Petit fours. The aroma while a field of sweets is opened. physique smooth. frivolously creamy. Palate Vanilla flan. candy Cuban espresso. end Juicy. a touch of dried tropical end result. rating 86 GLENFIDDICH 30-year-old, forty three vol color complete gold, fractionally darker nonetheless. nostril Notes of sherry, fruit, chocolate, and ginger. physique delicate, complete, a few viscosity.

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