The season of celebrating is here and, after the year we’ve had, we’re ready to sit back, relax and treat ourselves. And what better way to indulge than over a smooth glass of whisky.
When it comes to the golden spirit, whisky drinkers often find themselves divided into two camps: the bourbon connoisseurs and scotch aficionados. But what if they could be one and the same?
Glenfiddich 14 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Reserve was created as a celebration of the harmony between American bourbon and Scotch whisky, and the rich history that they share. This beautiful whisky combines the smooth sophistication of Scotland with the sweet kick of Kentucky for a sip that’s sure to please whisky drinkers from all walks of life.
At first pour, you’ll catch deep vanilla oak notes on the nose, with hints of citrus, brown sugar and cinnamon. Take another whiff and you’ll get a bouquet of baked apples and ripe summer fruit balanced with rich oak. On the palate, sweet layers of creamy toffee, woody spices and fresh toasted oak are accompanied by the bright flavour of candied orange peel. A long finish leaves a lingering sweetness.
Glenfiddich’s first whisky to be matured in two types of American oak barrels, the 14 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Reserve gets its indulgent richness and sweetness from the ex-bourbon casks. Malt master Brian Kinsman waits 14 years for the whisky to mature before finishing it in deep-charred new American oak barrels that add a vivid and vibrant punch of vanilla.
The result is a single malt whisky that’s rich and sweet with complex flavours of woody spices and summer fruit. Sip Glenfiddich 14 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Reserve neat, on the rocks or try it in this Manhattan recipe. Go on, you deserve it.