CATEGORY: Single Malt.
BOTTLER: Distillery Bottling.
BOTTLING SERIE: Release No. 16
AGE: 40 Year Old.
NUMBER OF BOTTLES: 850
ABV: 48% Vol.
The 40 Year Old is not only precious but also pioneering. Brian Kinsman Malt Master carefully hand selects individual casks before marrying them together with what was left over from the previous 40 Year Old vatting.
This continuous process is known as "emnant vatting" and contains whiskies that are at the very least, 40 years old. Glenfiddich are the only single malt Scotch whisky in the industry to use remnant vatting.
As a result, its uniquely rich and deep flavour was voted the "Best of the Best" single malt by Whisky Magazine in 2003, collected the Trophy at both the ISC and the IWSC in 2008 (the first time any whisky has won both in the same year) and Best Single Malt at the ISC in 2010.
For such a unique, fine Single Malt Glenfiddich ensure that the presentation is also second to none. The elegant bottle is offered in a handsome presentation case of the finest, hand-stitched calf-leather with embossed print work and an intricately designed lock and key.
Great for those seeking an exceptional, silky smooth and luxurious taste with intense dried fruit flavours of christmas cake, dates, raisins and stewed apples.
COLOUR: Dark mahogany.
NOSE: Beautifully rich and aromatic with layer upon layer of dried fruits, dark chocolate, roasted coffee and ripe black cherries. Occasional wafts of gentle wood smoke, polished leather and cloves.
TASTE: Silky smooth and luxuriously mouth coating. The initial flavours are intense dried fruits, Christmas cake, dates, raisins and stewed apples. Over time slightly dryish oak notes appear with some bitter chocolate and just the merest hint of peat.
FINISH: Incredibly long lasting and complex – a truly memorable experience.