.glenfiddich - 18yo

Door number 23 of the Drinks by the Dram WhiskyAdvent Calendar 2015 opens to a classic distillery's - often overlooked - eighteen year old, matured in small batches of only a handful number of ex-Oloroso and Bourbon casks, making every batch a little different from the previous or the next.

40% abv, €60
single malt

Nose: rich, sweet, dried fruit, raisins, plums, warm apple sauce, citrus, orange peel, mango, peach, pineapple, coconuts, tarte tatin
Palate: smooth, sweet, spicy, white pepper, a hint of cinnamon, fruit, grapes, kiwi, ripe bananas, mango, peaches, warm apple sauce, citrus, marmalade, fresh ginger
Finish: sweet, fruit, very ripe bananas, warm apples, citrus, orange peel, dark chocolate, coffee beans, tarte tatin
Mark: +++++ 

Conclusion: Fiddichside banana boats anyone? Whenever you are in the vicinity of the distillery with a BBQ within reach, feel free to bring bananas, caster sugar, a bottle of this and a ball of vanilla ice cream. This dram will do awesome in the recipe, and in your glass with it. Great stuff.

More info: During the Spirit of Speyside festival 2016, a blind tasting was held with six whiskies, divided over three categories: 12yo and under, 13-20yo, 21yo and older. In all three categories, Glenfiddich turned out to be the winner with their standard lineup 12yo, 18yo and 21yo. That alone should say something.

.many thanks to the #dram16winners twitter tasting 

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