Glenfiddich Solera Reserve 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml) - Early 2000s Bottling

Glenfiddich Solera Reserve 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml) - Early 2000s Bottling

Speyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND
$199. 00
$2388.00 Dozen
ABV: 40%

Note: Product has come from a private collection and as such has some minor scuffing/scratches/handling marks. Actual product pictured.

For the seasoned 'Fiddich drinker, an older bottling of their popular Solera expression. With Glenfiddich's famed consistency, expect a very similar expression to the current release with the only notable differences coming from barley sourced for each respective malt.

At the heart of this unique whisky is a calibrated oak Solera system which the malt masters use to marry selected casks of Glenfiddich that have been matured for 15 years or more. By carefully balancing whiskies which have acquired different characteristics during this extended maturation, including some which have aged in sherry casks, the blender is able to create a malt of great depth of flavour.

The first spirit flowed from the stills at The Glenfiddich Distillery on Christmas Day 1887. Since then, the quality of Glenfiddich Solera Reserve has been sustained by never compromising the traditional standards of production - it remains the only Highland malt to be distilled, matured and bottled at its own distillery.

Tasting note: Deep pale gold colour. Subtle sweet dried apricot and date notes come to the fore intermeshed with a delicate whiff of peat. Soft round entry. The fruits are barely evident on the palate, being replaced by a vanilla and gently peated malt with a pleasant spicy burst. Clean, dry vanillan malt finish. 40% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews...Nose: a marriage of citrus notes (especially oranges) subtle spices and oak. Taste: honey leads the way with balancing spices and oak. The malt remains fresh and refreshing. Finish: medium to long with soft sherry and gently building cocoa. Balance: this is one of my regular drams, and the one I immediately display to people who rubbish Glenfiddich…a brilliant Speyside malt of awesome complexity. 93 Points.
- Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2006.