Monday, July 18, 2022

Glenfiddich Select Cask Travel Exclusive


The first segment(Mostly not available on google search)

Occasions, tips, alternates, cocktails, food pairings, SJ's Rating, Feel. 

SJ's Rating- Middle Shelf
Amazing value but lacks robust finish hence didn't make it in my top spot. 
Occasion- Casual, over dinner
SJ's Pro tip- Not great for sipping, better as a shot
Alternates- Regular Glenfiddich 12
Cocktail- Highball
Food Pairing- Chicken curry, rice
Feel(After tasting)- Neutral 😐

The second segment(Technical details that are mostly available on a google search)

Glenfiddich 12  has already been covered in my previous blogs. 
Glenfiddich Select Cask Travel Exclusive- Reads the product story "Cask Collection is created using our pioneering Solera Vat system. These bespoke wooden vats are where the magic happens. Always at least half full, they marry Glenfiddich malts matured in different oak casks to give infinite richness and complexity"
The story further claims "Our innovative Cask Collection Solvera Vat No.1 marries these complex flavors together to create this elegant and smooth Glenfiddich Select Cask"
Woahh! let's take it a step back now and break these fancy words apart 😁
What is Solera Vat system? 
Solera means on the ground, the lower level of whisky in a vat.
Vat is a large vessel or tub used for holding, blending & treating whisky. 
Bespoke wooden vats are vats that are custom ordered by distillery from their cooper to achieve distinctive, unique flavor & character. 
Combining the meaning of these, Solera vat system is a system in which whisky is blended where some contents are always remaining in the bottom for blending with the next batch. 

The hand-selected casks by master experts are 
1.European oak casks
2.Bourbon oak casks 
3.Red Wine casks

Vital Stats- Glenfiddich Select Cask Travel Exclusive
Price- $35 for 1 liter(Only available in airports)
Age- NAS(No Age Statement)
ABV- 40%
Region/Country- Scotland
Distillery- The Glenfiddich Distillery
Awards won- Most awarded Single Malt Whisky(The packaging claims, I attest😁) πŸ™

Tasting info-
Serving glass- Whisky tumbler
Serving style- Neat
Appearance- Bright amber
Aroma- Similar to regular Glenfiddich 12 with less flowery aroma. Vanilla, oak, chocolate, mint.
Flavor- Burst of oak, vanilla, chocolate, orange, toffee and honey. Some smokey note
Body- Medium
Finish- Short, non-lingering

I really enjoyed sipping this one with my friend and explore the unique flavors from this cask collection. I hope you enjoy it too. Cheers! πŸ₯ƒπŸ₯ƒ. Enjoy Responsibly!
Not in the mood to read? Listen to my SingleMaltLives Podcast instead

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