GLENFIDDICH 15 YO SOLERA
Tasting Notes Color: Rich golden amber. Many Scotch whiskies use caramel coloring, and Glenfiddich is said to be one of those brands, so while the color is quite appealing, it doesn’t necessarily come entirely from the cask.
Nose: Though sherry is only one of the three types of casks in which Glenfiddich 15 is aged, it dominates on the nose. Salinity and nuttiness pair with orange, raisin, and hints of honey and dark chocolate.
Palate: There’s lots of dried fruit here—raisins, figs, orange peel, a bit of apricot—with a drizzle of melted chocolate, concluding with a little kick of cinnamon and ginger. The mouthfeel is velvety and tongue-coating.
Finish: Here comes the sherry again, with salinity and roasted almonds leading the way, along with a little kick of ginger candy and hints of oak on the back of the tongue. The finish is long, mellow, and satisfying.