Thursday, January 16, 2020

Glenfiddich 14 Bourbon Barrel Reserve

I am reviewing Glenfiddich 14 for today's review. It is a special Bourbon Barrel Reserve,an interesting twist of flavor with Glenfiddich 14 paying tribute to American Bourbon industry in this release. Reads the product label "A celebration of the american spirit. After years maturing in casks that previously held bourbon, our Malt Master Brian Kingsman finishes our Scotch whisky in deep charred new American Oak Barrels from Kentucky for a rich, sweet and vibrant malt". This is why this whisky has the character of bourbon as well. The finishing in new oak barrels wakes it up with a bold vanilla punch, overlaid with notes of fresh oak and velvet caramel.

Vital Stats- Glenfiddich 14 Bourbon Barrel Reserve
Price- $46.00
Age- 14 years
ABV- 43%
Region- Speyside
Distillery- The Glenfiddich Distillery,Dufftown,Banffshire,Scotland
Awards won- None yet.

Tasting info-
Serving glass-Glencairn whisky glass

Serving style- Neat
Appearance- Dark gold
Aroma- Fruity,tangerine, vanilla, oak, peppermint
Flavor- Fruity goodness of tangerine with toffee, caramel,vanilla and lingering oak sweetness
Body- Medium
Finish- Smooth,warm & lingering

SJ's rating- Top shelf
Highly complex fruity,deeper & darker version of Glenfiddich. Very well rounded and the new oak barrel giving it that fresh bold personality. Loved it. I am happy I poured myself a dram or two:-)
Occasions best enjoyed- Casual drinking, would be an amazing gift for the price
Cocktails- None, Enjoy it neat or with two cubes of ice

Hope you enjoyed it. Cheers to the marriage Glenfiddich & American Bourbon! & enjoy responsibly. Not in the mood to read? Listen to my SingleMaltLives podcast instead.

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