Glenfiddich Experiment 05 Orchard Experiment Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
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Glenfiddich Experiment 05 Orchard Experiment Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Speyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND
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$1679.88 Dozen
ABV: 43%

Orchard Experiment is the fifth release in Glenfiddich's Experimental Series and is reported to be the world's first single malt to be finished in Somerset Pomona x-cider casks from the heart of England's cider country. The resulting whisky is bright and fruity, with notes of crunchy apples, vanilla, oaky spice and caramel that linger in the finish. 43% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... The story goes like they've finished a fairly young Glenfiddich in 'Somerset Pomona', which, as I understand it, is to Somerset what Pineau des Charentes is to, well Charentes. Basically a blend of apple juice with apple brandy (vs grape juice and cognac). Or there, pommeau from Calvados. What's more, this is a short finishing, 4 months. Colour: gold. Nose: indeed, pears to pears, plus some extra-zestiness brought by notes of green gooseberries and granny smith, making it somewhat gossamer. In the words of Rowan Atkinson, this is "very nice". A lighter honey in the background, perhaps acacia. Mouth: sweeter than your regular Glenfiddich, reminding us that that English pommeau is a liqueur, so very sweet. Certainly very good, but we've lost a part of the lightness that we really enjoyed when nosing it, while this would rather be geared towards Spanish apple liqueur, Manzana Verde or else. Still good though, thanks to the zesty apples. Finish: medium, sweet and zesty indeed, not unlike some good German rieslings. Comments: well, they did not quite add pears to pears, rather apples. 82 points -

Notes from the producers... Nose: the classic fruity Glenfiddich aromas reminiscent of pear, peach and mirabelle plum are highlighted and accentuated by the subsequent aging in Pomona casks Palate: Ripe orchard fruit gives way to sweet, creamy toffee, caramelized apple and woody spice. Finish: long-lasting sweetness.