“In 1963 Glenfiddich launched a single malt whisky and sold it outside of Scotland, a highly unusual move considering that the whisky world at the time really only knew of blended Scotch, not single malts.
Created by malt master Brian Kinsman, who nosed and tasted the original liquid and followed the original recipe. Kinsman said, “Glenfiddich has an unrivalled collection of rare and aged single malts from which we can draw on to create innovative whiskies. Using this collection we were able to replicate the original Glenfiddich Straight Malt. Glenfiddich The Original is a true taste of history.”
n: aromas of nicely roasted malt, springtime, pear skins, heather (floral). Soft spice and toasted wood with a subtle coal fire smoke note.
t: toasted prunes on a grill, soft and oaky with a savoury aspect from the peat smoke. Fresh hay, light olive oil and dried banana note. The slight smoke adds to the complexity. Lightly sweet, easy to drink whisky, the nose is the best aspect of this. [B-.]