Glenfiddich, ‘The world’s most awarded single whisky’
Slàinte to the beginning of another amazing of the weekend in Cape Town. We all like to unwind on a Friday afternoon with good friends and some fun. Glenfiddich recently hosted a private social event in Cape Town. We were privileged to attend this exclusive event.
The history of Glenfiddich started in 1887 when William Grant made a single malt Scotch whisky for the first time. The name Glenfiddich is Gaelic for ‘The valley of the Deer.‘ This is the same iconic Scotch whisky that’s know today in the year 2013. Tonight we drink the same whisky that was [literally] made years ago. The Glenfiddich event consisted of a special tasting including the Glenfiddich 12, 15, and 18 year old whisky. My own palate is not yet fully develop in the art of whisky tasting. 😉 However I included some of my own tasting notes.
Glenfiddich 12 Year Old
Known for it’s subtle Oak aromas and hint of fresh pear. This whisky spent 12 years in in American and Spanish sherry Oak cask. Making it an over-all smooth textured whisky, and leaves a sweet taste on your tongue.
Glenfiddich 15 Year Old
A warm spicy, honey, and rich fruit aromas. This whisky spent 15 years in European, American and New American Oak casks. The combination of different oak casks brings out rich dark fruit aromas and sweeter hints of honey. This is a full-bodied whisky, bursting with flavour.
Glenfiddich 18 Year Old
This whisky has predominant oak, apple and cinnamon aromas. A number of 18 years spent in Spanish Oloroso wood and American oak. This makes it a whisky for the more mature palette with the remarkably rich aromas.
After tasting the flight of three different years of whiskies. I can say that each whisky has it’s own unique taste. Mostly because of Glenfiddich’s smart use of different American oak [old & new] or Spanish wood casks. It is clear that this distillery has discovered what works for them years ago, and remains a popular choice today. Overall, we had a suburb evening with Glenfiddich. To see for yourself, watch this 6 second TheOneK’s Vine video.