During the holidays in Florida, by the way of buying champagne on New Year’s Eve 2016, I had, of course, revise a shelf with single malts. In fact, there were only standards and have already had to reach for Bourbon as the corner of my eye noticed Glenfiddich 14 years old Bourbon Barrel Reserve US Exclusive, 43% ABV. According to the label this version is offered exclusively in the US. Matured in bourbon casks for 14 years and then finished in the fresh American oak. The concept here is similar to Glenfiddich 14 years old Rich Oak, except that there are also sherry casks, but only 40% ABV.
N: beginning is quite bourbony, sweet with coconut, vanilla, caramel and hard candy, after a moment typical for Glenfiddich tones of green apples and pears emerge, I also have pineapple and occasionally a slight tingling in nostrils, not particularly intense;
T: here also come to my mind associations with bourbon; sweet, vanilla, honey, fudge, I have hard candy too and further apple, pear, pineapple and peach, all of this is followed by persistent ginger sparks with the increasing bitterness, then some orange peel;
F: medium length with orange peel and ginger.
Travel broadens, thus I met Glenfiddich 14 years old Bourbon Barrel Reserve US Exclusive, which accompanied me with further voyage in Florida.