8.8 (8)
Brand
Glenfiddich
Age
21 years old
Expression
Winter Storm
Whisky type
Single Malt
Range
Experimental Series
Distillery
Glenfiddich Distillery
Origin
Speyside, Scotland
Year launched/bottled
2017
ABV.
43.00%
Source
Glenfiddich
In collection
112×

Review by Glenfiddich

Colour

Golden.

Nose

A bouquet of tropical fruit and candied sweets are perfectly balanced with underlying wine notes

Palate

Soft sweet notes reminiscent of candied fruit and turkish delight develop into flavors of mouth-watering lychee. The fusion of sweet flavors is soon met with a rich drying sensation from the Icewine

Finish

Short and crisp

Note

For our third experiment, Malt Master Brian Kinsman travelled to Canada to meet a renowned winemaker in Niagara. There he learned how the grapes had to be picked by moonlight at -10C to produce the intensely sweet Icewine.

Upon his return to the Glenfiddich Distillery Brian started experimenting with several French oak Icewine casks from the Canadian winery, filling them with different Glenfiddich aged malts for up to six months. Only the rarer whiskies, those aged for 21 years, could cope with the extra Icewine intensity.

The taste is a perfect combination of both pioneering liquids, the heightened candied sweets and oakiness of Glenfiddich are complemented by mouth-watering tropical fruit notes and a luscious sweetness from the unique Icewine cask finish.

Source: Glenfiddich