The Select Cask is a single malt blending of ex bourbon, ex European oak and red wine casks. As I mentioned in the first post in the series, all three expressions in this series share an underlying sweetness, and are generally very gentle drams.
With no further ado, I’ll review the Select Cask.
Glenfiddich Select Cask (40% ABV)
Color: Straw, Quick and thick legs
Nose: Very warm nose, vinegar (not exactly the balsamic you get from some sherry matured whisky), hay, malt. After a bit of time the vinegar is almost overpowering with sake notes (Japanese rice wine).
Palate: Honey, barley sugar, hints of mango. The palate is not overly complex.
Linger: Medium on palate, long in the back of the throat, with sweet notes on the tongue. Some dry and tannic sourness on the inner cheeks.