Glenfiddich Age of Discovery
Added on Friday, Dec 16, 2011 at 09:02 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 19 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 40.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $120 Availability: Overseas Specialty

Finished in Madeira casks.  Only available at travel retail and the distillery until 2012 when it comes onto the larger market. 

Member Ratings and Notes
Sku
 
Nose:  Fruity with pears, fresh figs and light malty notes.
Palate:  Light and sweet with a thin mouthfeel.  Some fruit and very light perfume notes, followed by some nice malt which grows stronger into the late palate.
Finish:  Short and malty.

Very drinkable and pleasant if not very complex. 
Tim
 
N: Inviting malt, a bit of the madeira influence present on the nose. Sweet and lightly honeyed. Minimal traces of the usual Glenfiddich pear and apple notes, but they're present.
 
P: Sweet initially on the palate; first with malty sweetness and then followed by the fortified wine notes. The madeira settls back down relatively quickly. Traces of pears; a little white pepper and a bit of butterscotch.
 
F: Malt comes out on top here with some light wood notes, a small bit of sichuan peppercorn-like mouth heat, and the madeira notes adding a slight bit of texture and chewiness to it. 
 
Unchallenging. A nice, sweet, malty Glenfiddich with some dimension to it.  
 
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