“The best Glenfiddich I’ve tasted yet” – this is something that most people have said when they’ve tried the Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Solera Vat Reserve.
The Solera Vat system was something uniquely designed by Glenfiddich Speyside single malt Scotch whisky. It consists of maturing the single malt whisky in 3 different casks. Here is more about the process.
Solera Vat – Glenfiddich 15 Year Old
What is a Solera vat? This is a large vat made from Oregon pine and it is always kept half full. The process involved is to age liquids by what is called fractional blending. So liquids are added to the vat over a period of time, but only so much is taken off for bottling. It is usually used to age beer, Sherry, vinegars and rum.
With Glenfiddich 15 year old Solera, the malt whisky starts out life in a oak casks being matured the way most whisky is matured – in oak casks. However in order to make the Glenfiddich 15 year old, whiskies from 3 different casks are used – American bourbon, Sherry oak and new oak casks. These are then blended together in a Solera vat. The vat is always kept at least half full. The result is a fantastic single malt which has a full and fruity aroma and a deep flavour.
The Glenfiddich homepage has this to say for their tasting notes:
- Colour: Golden red.
- Nose: A complex aroma with sweet heather honey and vanilla fudge coming through.
- Taste: Smooth taste, with oak, fruits and marzipan combining with cinnamon and ginger.
- Finish: Rich sweet taste.
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