Glenfiddich distillery is located in the region Speyside in Scotland. I have tasted both distillery bottlings and cask samples from Glenfiddich. Usually I prefer the bottlings with a high ABV. I have already shared my tasting notes on the 12 YO and Cask of Dreams Nordic Oak Edition.
At a work gathering earlier this year a colleague of mine served me a glass of Glenfiddich 15 YO bottled at 43 ABV. This whisky is called a Solera which the distillery explains like this:
Aged in European oak sherry casks and new oak casks, the whisky is mellowed in our unique Solera Vat, a large oak tun inspired by the sherry bodegas of Spain and Portugal.
Never emptied, and kept half full of whiskies since 1998, our Solera Vat is the culmination of curious minds and the pioneering spirit of our family.
Sweet and fruity on the nose with caramel, banana and malt. Sweet on the palate as well. Still some maltiness but it reminds more of the candy my uncle used to eat. I also found candy with fruit flavour. Spicy and peppery. Dry and oaky with the taste of licorice and caramel.
My socre: nose 21 / taste 20 / finish 20 / balance 21 = 82
The Glenfiddich Solera 15 YO at 40 ABV is available in Norway at 629,90.