Glenfiddich's Malt Master, David Stewart, commented: "Glenfiddich Distillery Edition is a classic expression of Glenfiddich with a higher strength, 51% ABV, which adds complexity.
"Characteristically, we have married the matured single malts for Distillery Edition in Glenfiddich's unique oak marrying tuns to ensure a consistently, well-balanced and elegant signature malt. We have married Glenfiddich single malts in this way for almost 40 years and remain the only single malt distillery to do so."
Matured in American and European oak casks, including Oloroso sherry casks, which add to its truly exceptional and distinct character, Glenfiddich 'Distillery Edition' boasts a deep, golden barley colour. Its delicate floral aroma is punctuated with hints of freshly ground black pepper and vanilla. Creamily smooth on the palate, these floral and spicy black pepper notes gently mingle with luscious fruit and a hint of sherry wood, lazily lingering to a sweet and warm, velvety finish.
Previously available at selected airports around the world, this newly packaged 'Distillery Edition' is available in selected retailers and retails at £37.99 for a 70cl bottle.
Well no I don't think it does.
Tastes to me to be more of a CS 12 or 18 as it has less vanilla than the solera which is probably due to the lack of "new wood".
To my taste has less sherry matured whisky than the 15 but maybe a little more than the 18.
I'm really enjoying it so far and will definately purchase it again.
and I am wondering what they are talking about.
A new name obviously.
http://blog.glenfiddich.com/2006/05/29/ ... ry-edition
The 1 ltr. travel retail version has been on the market for a while already.
As their own blog says the name has changed not the whisky.
If that is so and I don`t doubt it I bought a bottle under the name of 15yo cask strength in Ambleside, Lake District at Victoria Wine in 1997.
I'm doubtful now. I seem to remember trying something like this at duty free. Obviously I wasn't bowled over as I didn't buy it. Whereas I must get through a Solera per year! Always lovely.
JM rates a "15 YO" at 51% all the way back to 2006 and gives it 80, creeping up to 85.5 in 2009.
Sounds like a different animal. The solera 15 gets 93/94.
Distillery Edition is not Solera nore is it a CS Solera.
I read this as a simple announcement that they've decided to sell the duty free bottling in some retail outlets.
They may or may not use a solera type vatting system but this doesn't mean it's a CS version of the standard 15 which contains the mixture of sherry, ex-bourbon and new wood.
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