The pioneer and initiator of this prestigious category, today Glenfiddich 12 Year Old is the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky. It is sold in over 180 countries around the world.
Summary: A fresh, fragrant malt which balances the fruitiness of pear with the richness of subtle oak.
Nose: Distinctively fresh and fruity with a hint of pear. Beautifully crafted single malt with a delicately balanced fragrance.
Taste: Characteristic sweet, fruity notes. Develops into elements of butterscotch, cream, malt and subtle oak flavour.
Finish: Long, smooth and mellow.
Delicately finished in untouched American and European oak casks, Glenfiddich honours the distillery’s long history of wood mastery with the release of the 14 year old Glenfiddich Rich Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Summary: A balance of sweet vanilla, fresh fruit and rich oak notes.
Nose: Initially spicy oak notes and rich vibrant vanilla. Hints of freshly sawn wood and dried fruits, raisins and apricots. With time some softer toffee notes appear including caramelised pear and gentle fragrant floral aromas.
Taste: Mouth tingling and spicy on first tasting. The rich vanilla sweetness is followed with zesty fruit flavours and some wood spice.
Finish: Lingers for a long time with warming oak notes.
The average Glenfiddich cooper has spent five years learning the craft of barrel making (roughly the same as a doctor spends at university). Certainly a lengthy internship, yet the craft required to sculpt the sherry, bourbon and new oak casks used to mature the Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is closer to Michelangelo than manufacturing. Whilst other distillers have turned to technology, we still believe the finishing touches should be handmade. Some might consider this crazy, but when tasting the warm spice and honey notes, resulting from a final marriage of flavours in our unique Solera vat, you will understand why we take our time.
Summary: A balance of warm spice with honey and rich fruit.
Nose: Intriguingly complex aroma with sweet heather, honey & vanilla fudge combined with dark rich fruits.
Taste: Silky smooth, revealing layers of sherry oak, marzipan, cinnamon & ginger. Full bodied & bursting with flavour.
Finish: Satisfyingly rich with lingering sweetness.
Glenfiddich resurrects the lost tradition of maturing in rum casks with this 21 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky. We import rum from the Caribbean and mature it in casks at Dufftown. These casks are then emptied and filled with 21 Year Old Glenfiddich, infusing the whisky with the unique rich and indulgent sweetness lingering in the wood.
Summary: This rich and indulgent single malt balances vanilla, rich toffee with hints of new leather.
Nose: Intense and sweet, floral hints of banana, figs and rich toffee.
Taste: Initially soft, then brisk and vibrant, peppery, a touch of smoke, vanilla, ginger, lime, spices and new leather.
Finish: Very long, warming and spicy.
Colour: Glenfiddich 30 Year Old is rich bronze
Nose: The nose is finely balanced nose, with substantial oakiness matched by fruit and luscious sherry notes
Taste: The taste is complex and seductively woody, emphasised by a floral sweetness
Finish: The finish is exceedingly long, honeyed and warm
Colour: Glenfiddich 40 Year Old is dark mahogany.
Nose: The nose is beautifully rich and aromatic with layer upon layer of dried fruits, dark chocolate, roasted coffee and ripe black cherries. Occasional wafts of gentle wood smoke, polished leather and cloves.
Taste: The taste is silky smooth and luxuriously mouth coating. The initial flavours are intense dried fruits, Christmas cake, dates, raisins and stewed apples. Over time slightly dryish oak notes appear with some bitter chocolate and just the merest hint of peat.
Finish: The finish is incredibly long lasting and complex - a truly memorable experience.
Colour: Glenfiddich 50 Year Old is pale gold.
Nose: The nose is beautifully harmonious with an uplifting, vibrant and complex aroma. Delicate floral notes (rose petals and violets) are intriguingly intertwined with green tobacco leaf and oak and just a faint hint of smoke.
Taste: The taste is initially very sweet with a zesty orange marmalade and vanilla toffee, which then cascades through a wonderful series of layers: aromatic herbs, floral and soft fruits, silky oak tannin and hints of gentle smoke.
Finish: The finish is exceptionally long with a touch of dry oak and the merest trace of peat.
Terms & Conditions: The Dan Murphy’s Glenfiddich promotion runs from 7:00am AEST 8 August 2012 to 11:59pm AEST 30 September 2012. 20 winners will be drawn at 12.00pm AEST Friday 5 October 2012. View full terms and conditions. The promoter is Woolworths Limited (trading as Dan Murphy’s) ABN 88 000 014 675, 1 Woolworths Way, Bella Vista, NSW, 2153. Approved permits: VIC - 12/1732, NSW LTPS/12/05796, SA T12/1330, ACT TP 12/02625