For our September Malt of the Month at The Wild Boar, George Hutton is taking us on a tour of Speyside for a Whisky that he has have come to love.
I visited Glenfiddich distillery back in the mid 80’s as Secretary of a social club back home in Airdrie, but did not really enjoy whisky at this point, having had a bad experience with blended whiskies on a night out with friends.
On the day I visited we tried a selection of drams, including the 12 year, 15 year and 18 year. I remember that I liked the 15 year old over the others. I have since tried this dram on many occasions and still prefer this to the 12 year or 18 year.
The 15 year Glenfiddich has now become a staple bottle in my drinks cabinet at home. It is my go to dram when I just want a quiet drink at home, watching TV or reading a book. This is a nice dram to sit back and relax with friends, letting the world pass you by as if you didn’t have a care in the world.
Glenfiddich is also a firm favourite of the rest of the team here at The Wild Boar, where we stock a many varieties in the Glenfiddich range. However, it is the 15 year whisky that features as my malt of the month for September.
Glenfiddich 15 Year Old (Solera)
A single malt Scotch whisky aged in European, American and New American oak – for a careful release of virgin cask flavours. Mellowed in our first of a kind Solera Vat, and finally married in Portuguese oak tuns. Tradition and innovation gives this whisky great depth and consistency. An expression layered with intriguing aromas and bursting with flavours.
The first 15 Year Old to enter the top ten best selling single malts in the world.
COLOUR: Golden, with a red hue
NOSE: An intriguingly complex aroma. Sweet heather honey and vanilla fudge combined with rich dark fruits.
PALATE: Silky smooth, revealing layers of sherry oak, marzipan, cinnamon and ginger. Full-bodied and bursting with flavour.
FINISH: Satisfyingly rich with lingering sweetness.
Whisky Tasting at The Wild Boar
Join George, our master of malt on Tuesday 9th September at the next Wild Boar Whisky night with Mark Thomson from Glenfiddich.
To keep up-to-date with future tasting nights follow the blog or take a look at The Wild Boar Events page for our upcoming events.