I really like these Experimental series for a couple of reasons. One is that the distilleries show more of what they can do with their whisky and have the courage to do what independent bottlers have been doing to the distilleries whisky for some time. Another is that some really great whiskies come out of it just like this Glenfiddich Winter Storm.
Winter Storm is the 3rd in the Experimental serie from Glenfiddich and has a finish in Ice wine casks from a Canadian winery.
The French oak Ice wine casks are from the Peller Estate in Niagara, Ontario. Ice wine is a sweet desert wine made from grapes that are picked at night at -10*C and pressed while still frozen.
The story goes that among the whiskies Glenfiddich tried the Ice wine casks on for the finish, only the older whiskies matched up the sweetness of the Ice wine with the tannins from the long time in american oak. That is why the 3rd whisky in the Expirimental serie ended up being 21 years old.
By the way, this is also the first Scotch whisky that has matured in Ice wine casks as far as I know and that is another interesting point to this whisky.
In my opinion an elegant whisky on the sweet side.
𝙉𝙖𝙢𝙚: Winter Storm
𝙎𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨: Experimental Series #3
𝙏𝙮𝙥𝙚: Single Malt
𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙮: Scotland – Speyside
𝘼𝙜𝙚: 21 Years old
𝘼𝙡𝙘 %: 43
𝘾𝙖𝙨𝙠𝙨: Finished in French oak Ice wine casks for 6 months
𝘽𝙖𝙩𝙘𝙝: No. 2
𝘾𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙡-𝙛𝙞𝙡𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙙: ? (I don’t think so)
𝙉𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙡 𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙪𝙧: ?
𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣: 1997
𝘽𝙤𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣: March 2018 (release month)
𝙇𝙞𝙢𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙙: Yes (8000 bottles)
🅼🆈 🆃🅰🆂🆃🅸🅽🅶 🅽🅾🆃🅴🆂
👃: Fruity, oaky, sweet
👄: Honey, vanilla, tropical fruits, citrus, spicy oak
😋: Short, toffee and fresh in a way
𝙄 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙜𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙠𝙮: 🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃 (5/6)
🅼🆈 🆁🅰🆃🅸🅽🅶 🆂🆈🆂🆃🅴🅼
🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃 – 𝙀𝙭𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙠𝙮 – 𝙙𝙚𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙮 𝙖 𝙠𝙚𝙚𝙥𝙚𝙧
🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃 – 𝘼 𝙗𝙚𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙠𝙮 – 𝙊𝙣𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙛
🥃🥃🥃🥃 – 𝙂𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙄 𝙙𝙤𝙣’𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙠 – 𝙈𝙮 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙙𝙧𝙖𝙢 𝙢𝙖𝙮𝙗𝙚
🥃🥃🥃 – 𝙉𝙤𝙩 𝙗𝙖𝙙 – 𝙄’𝙡𝙡 𝙙𝙤 𝙞𝙩 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙙𝙖𝙮
🥃🥃 – 𝙄𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙛𝙪𝙣 𝙩𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙄 𝙢𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙙𝙤 𝙞𝙩 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣
🥃 – 𝙇𝙚𝙩’𝙨 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙨𝙖𝙮 𝙄 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙩