Glenfiddich 31 Year Old 1997 vintage Speyside single malt Scotch whiskey. Single cask first fill sherry butt #4414 bottled 20th August 2008. Limited edition of 482 numbered bottles.
Nose: A rich and complex aroma with deep, sherry notes (raisins, dates, sultanas) and a beautiful oaky sweetness. Addition of a little water releases a vibrant, spicy character with hints of vanilla, butterscotch and polished leather.
Palate: A wonderful balance of rich oak notes and sweet, fruity spice. Initially very intense with lots of tannin and mouth coating wood flavour. After a few minutes a subtle vanilla sweetness and gentle fruity character develops (baked apple, rhubarb, ripe pears). The layers of flavour continue to unfold over a very long period meandering from oak to sweet to fruity to spicy and back again.
Finish: Very long and lingering with a warm sweet afterglow.
Glenfiddich Single Malt Whiskey
William Grant established Glenfiddich Distillery in 1886, built with the help of his family and Glenfiddich has spent its entire working life prospering in the ownership of subsequent generations of the Grant family. Glenfiddich is situated in the heart of Scotland's Speyside whiskey region and being equipped with thirty one stills the distillery has more operational stills than most other malt whiskey distillery in the world. Glenfiddich Distillery has a superb visitor centre offering distillery tours and excellent food is served in the restaurant. The single malt whiskey range includes the Glenfiddich 12 Year Old and Glenfiddich 15 Year Old.