Glenfiddich Original

Country: Scotland
Region: Speyside
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 40%
Score: 87 points

The Glenfiddich Original. Photo ©2014 by Mark Gillespie.This 2014 limited-edition release is an attempt to re-create the original 1963 release of Glenfiddich Pure Malt that is widely regarded as one of the first major single malt Scotch whiskies exported outside of Scotland. That original was based on 8-year-old malt whisky with casks of 12 and 13-year-old malt blended into it, and Glenfiddich Malt Master Brian Kinsman relied on the original notes from former master distiller Hamish Robertson to create the 2014 version.

The nose is malty and grassy with hints of citrus, lemon zest, honey, coconut, vanilla, and butterscotch. The taste is grassy, tart, and spicy with lemon zest, black pepper, coriander, butterscotch, honey, vanilla, and coconut notes in good balance. The taste has lingering tartness and spices, along with hints of vanilla and straw. (November, 2014)

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