40 Years Old, Rare Collection

ABV 44%
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Brand: Glenfiddich
Expression: 40 Years Old, Rare Collection
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 40 years old
ABV: 44%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 38
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: A depth of honey aromas. Beeswax. Finally, a balancing flowery dryness and faint smokiness.
Palate: Very slow emergence of flavours. Firm, dryish, honey. Biscuity maltiness. A hint of bitter chocolate. A surge of soft, smokiness, with peat.
Finish: Hint of anis. Satisfying. Long.
Comment: Extraordinary flavour development. An astonishingly complex whisky.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Slow to open. Elegant and mature. Blue cheese, church halls/hassocks. Light smoke and hint of chocolate.
Palate: Old, but still with a fresh and youthful centre. Good balance.
Finish: Woody, bung cloth.
Comment: Has the extra dimension which sets the finest old whiskies apart.
Visit the distillery
Glenfiddich Distillery, William Grant & Sons, Dufftown, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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