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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Glenfiddich Reserve Cask, 40 %

Review #205
This is made for the travel retail market. Matured in specially reserved sherry casks and then married in a solera vat. The smell is very sherry influenced but still fresh with plums and peaches. Must say that it reminds me mostly of a sherry finish, but that might have something to do with the low ABV or short maturation (if it is short?? Bloody NAS whiskies!).

Good sherry influence and POOF, it’s gone… The taste is good, but still very watery. Some plums and very light oaky notes. Some darker notes in the finish like raisins and dark chocolate. The problem though, is that it is over before it even began.

This would probably be great at 46 %, but Glenfiddich chose to water it as far down as possible (profit over quality?? cough cough) which just makes the flavors drown instead of being unleashed. The flavors that is there are great though. I will give this 83/100 (21/22/20/20).

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