Glenfiddich (meaning ‘Valley of the Deer’) is the largest producers of single malt whisky in Scotland. Situated in the Speyside Scotch whisky production region it produces some 10 million litres of whisky annually. The whisky distillery was founded by William Grant in Dufftown, Scotland. Glenfiddich single malt whisky was first produced on Christmas day in 1887.
Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Single Malt Whisky
Glenfiddich produces a number of single malt whiskies, so what makes the 15 year old malt whisky so special? The whisky is matured in three types of oak cask: sherry, bourbon and new oak. Then it is finished off in Glenfiddich’s unique, handcrafted Oregon pine Solera vat. The Solera vat is never emptied and is always kept at least half full. This creates a deliciously harmonious and intense whisky which gets more complex and intriguing every year.
This results in a delicious whisky that is described as “full and fruity nose, with delicate honey and vanilla notes”. The taste is elegantly smooth, with a deep flavour that reveals fruit, gentle spice and a touch of oak. The finish is long and satisfying.
It has won many whisky awards, the latest being in 2010 when it won silver in the Scotch Whisky Masters.
A Special Single Malt
Many who have tried the Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Solera will say that it is their favourite whisky from the Glenfiddich range. It is much more complex than the 12 Year Old (this is the most popular Glenfiddich malt whisky) and just as good, if not better than the Glenfiddich 18 year old single malt – but the price is better.