Glenfiddich 1976 Single Cask
Bottle #536 of only 549 bottles for the WORLD!
(it is estimated that only 30-50 made it to the U.S.)
"On Monday 9th July 2007, three "masters" and their "pupils" joined Glenfiddich Malt Master, David Stewart, and his apprentice Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, at The Glenfiddich Distillery to select a single cask from Warehouse 8 for bottling.
Cask number 516 was filled with new-make Glenfiddich spirit on 16th January 1976. Over the 31 years it lay in a distillery warehouse, the European oak butt, which had formerly been used to mature Spanish sherry, has gently imparted a full and distinguished character into its contents.
On a warm summer's afternoon, the selection panel declared the aged single malt Scotch whisky worthy for bottling as a Glenfiddich Vintage Reserve.
"This Glenfiddich has matured for over 30 years in a European oak cask. It has all the hallmarks of a great Glenfiddich vintage with an additional intriguing, complex, fruity character," declared David Stewart.
Collector's notes:Limited edition of 549 bottles; packaged in a solid oak presentation box. An elegant nose with fragrant floral (violets) notes and a hint of fresh mint. On addition of water a complex array of fruity aromas are released. Tropical fruit, pineapple, orange, apple and fresh pear. Rich golden colour. Beautifully sweet and silky smooth taste. Exotic floral notes and rich fruit, mandarin orange and ripe mango. Evolving into deep, complex, oaky flavours with a rewarding sweet glow. Finish is warming with a lingering sweetness._ -- Glenfiddich Shop
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