The 21-year-old Gran Reserva from Glenfiddich, a well-aged whisky finished in ex-rum casks.
In Glenfiddich's own words, "it awakens the liquid, rousing it with extra exotic notes of ginger, fig, lime and banana and a vibrant spicy toffee warmth, elevating it from something great to something extraordinary."
Nose: Intense and vanilla sweet. Floral, hints of banana, figs, rich toffee, new leather and oak.
Palate: Initially soft, then brisk, vibrant and drying, peppery, a touch of smoke, oak, lime, ginger and spices.
Finish: Very long, warming, dry and spicy.
Founded in 1886, Glenfiddich is the world's most popular single malt - and has the size to prove it. One of Scotland's biggest malt distilleries by annual output, a planned expansion - approved in 2015 and due to be completed in 2020 - will significantly increase it again.
Glenfiddich produces a heavy new make from its small stills, which have remained the same shape since 1886, but an early cut point gives the whisky a delicate refinement which helps with the floral note seen on their younger expressions.
- Single Malt