Spirit of a Nation, 29 Years Old, South Pole Challenge 2013

ABV 48.8%
REVIEWED Issue 117
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Brand: Glenfiddich, William Grant & Sons
Expression: Spirit of a Nation, 29 Years Old, South Pole Challenge 2013
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 29 years old
Year of bottling: 2013
ABV: 48.8%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Editor's Choice
Issue 117
Tasting notes
Taster   Annabel Meikle
Nose: Intense honey over baked apple. Plump sultanas, greengage and Mirabelle plum. Masses of Autumnal fruits. Butterscotch and vanilla fudge with cardamon.
Palate: Lovely texture like molten honey and toffee sauce. Red pear and glazed baked apples. Cedar wood shavings.
Finish: Sensationally silky and lingering.
Comment: A heart warming dram and well integrated as well.
Taster   Neil Ridley
Nose: Dry powder puffs and talcum powder some sweet root vegetables, backdropped with a waxy, oily note.
Palate: Now here’s a treat, delicious fruity blackberries, lemon zest, white chocolate, some lavender fresh plums and a touch of robust oak as well.
Finish: Tannic, very spicy and fruity.
Comment: The bold notes of the fruits work perfectly with the underlying wax and oak. Well done chaps.
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Glenfiddich Distillery, William Grant & Sons, Dufftown, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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