Glenfiddich 30 Year Old Rare Collection Cask No. 20050 whisky review: A fantastically aged Glenfiddich, the masses of dried fruits and tannic and leathery rancio notes of wood and tobacco had me, possibly along with the colour, convinced this may have seen sherry wood during its maturation? They state officially american oak which doesn’t preclude sherry per se but now I’m wondering if this is just a combination of Glenfiddich’s spirit and a long maturation in ex-bourbon casks? Regardless this is a supreme whisky well worthy of inclusion in the rare cask collection and a delightful celebration of Glenfiddich’s 50 years open to the public! 93/100
About me? I am a Whisky Educator, Travel-Tourist and Blogger. I blog tasting notes about (mostly Scotch) beer and whisky at The Whiskyphiles. I keep progress of my travels via the Alfred Barnard Society. Based in Livingston, Scotland I do most of my dramming at the University of Edinburgh Water of Life Society and Scotch Malt Whisky Society.
ABERFELDY® AND CRAIGELLACHIE® SCOTCH WHISKIES INTRODUCE NEW SINGLE MALT EXCEPTIONAL CASK SERIES TO THE U.S. Bacardi Limited’s Award-Winning Distilleries to Release Different Exceptional Cask Series Every Year, Offering Rare Allocations of Some […]
Glenfiddich 19 Years Old Age Of Discovery Red Wine Cask Finish whisky review: This Red Wine finished expression is sweet and creamy then the woody tannins emerge as it progresses, another fantastic expression! 87/100
This weeks new whisky releases
Glenfiddich 19 Years Old Age Of Discovery Madeira Cask Finish whisky review: Sweet, fruity, woody and spicy in equal measures. The Madeira cask influence brings more stone fruits to Glenfiddich’s pear-led spirit character and some tannic and funky or yeasty wood is a pleasant addition too. 86/100
The Lakes Distillery celebrates their first single malt selling out by releasing The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.2.
Following the sale of all 5,992 individually numbered bottles of their first widely available single malt whisky in just five weeks, The Lakes Distillery has unveiled the second release in The Whiskymaker’s […]
For the second year running, The Glenrothes is excited to reveal its curiously peated, 13 Year Old Halloween Edition 2019 whisky and a ghostly revelation: Halloween is Scottish! The single malt celebrates the […]
Diageo’s ‘Rare by Nature’ 2019 Special Releases collection launched with bottles celebrating each distilleries local flora and fauna
Diageo announces the highly anticipated launch of the 2019 ‘Rare by Nature’ inspired Special Releases collection. Comprised of eight cask strength single malt Scotch whiskies from some of Scotland’s most renowned distilleries, […]
Goslings Black Seal 151 Proof Rum review: Powerful at full strength, reduced this still has some very spirity nature but the Black seal characters start to come through. 84/100
Goslings Family Reserve Old Rum review: Appealing to both my rum and whisky palate, this well aged example is edging into Rancio territory with masses of oak wood influence and still plenty of sweetness too. 85/100