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Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Red Wine Cask

I bought a set of all three of Glenfiddich's Age of Discovery 19 year old bottlings in a Duty Free store in Panama.  The other expressions are a Bourbon Cask and a Madeira Cask.  I have a soft spot for Glenfiddich who are not known for finishes or even line extension.... they tend to produce same high quality line up year after year.  This one has a nose with red fruits, wine gums and malt.  The taste is smooth with more malt, bite of pepper, orange peel, toffee and chocolate biscuits.  The finish has caramel and the red wine tannins are also evident.  With water the fruit becomes more tannic and some spice and peppermint in the finish.  Very nice.  Still a Glenfiddch first and foremost, but a nice subtle use of wood. 

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  • Country of Origin: Scotland
  • Type: Single Malt
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Nope

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