September 2010 – Glenfiddich Solera Reserve 15 Year Old Scotch

I was pleasantly surprised by this scotches unique taste and even more unique distillation process.

Glenfiddich Solera Reserve
Glenfiddich Solera Reserve

A friend of mine sent me a bottle of Glenfiddich Solera Reserve 15 Year Old Scotch this month. I was pleasantly surprised by this scotches unique taste and even more unique distillation process.

Glenfiddich Glenfiddich Solera Reserve from three types of casks, traditional American bourbon, Spanish sherry and new oak, is married in a large Solera vat, made of Oregon pine. The vat is always kept at least half full, ensuring a consistent quality of whisky. Finally it is left to settle in a small Solera tun before bottling. This is all done at the Glenfiddich Distillery in the heart of the Highlands.

The nose and palate both have a subtle chocolate overtone which is described by Michael Jackson as having a chocolate, toast and a hint of peat nose and a Smooth, silky, white chocolate, pears-in-cream palate.

As always, please enjoy this months scotch responsibly.

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