How is it that I have not been sick all winter but on the first week of Spring I come down with a bug that just won’t go away. Even when I am sick I am always on the go. Yesterday I powered through a Boston Celtics basketball game and I still managed to get up at 5am this morning for an advance boot camp class I absolutely love. Being sick made it hard to know if I would make it out alive, but on the upside, I did make it out alive and now I get to talk to you about a great whisky I know you will enjoy.
Even if you aren’t a whisky drinker I am certain you have heard of Glenfiddich and if you follow my blog you would know that I have written about Glenfiddich 15 (http://wp.me/p3Zt2k-45) and Glenfiddich 21 (http://wp.me/p3Zt2k-o).
For those of you who have never tried any Glenfiddich know this, it’s a single malt that doesn’t disappoint. The 21 years was my first introduction to this brand. My fear after having tried the 21 year-old was that any of its younger years would only disappoint. I couldn’t have been anymore wrong.
This is a distillery that makes great quality products and takes pride in their trade. If you wanted to know a fun fact, they are also one of the few distilleries that have an outside cooperage to tend to their casks. If you aren’t familiar with the term, a cooper is a person that makes wooden staved vessels, i.e., barrels and casks. A cooperage is what the overall business of a cooper is called. A cask is so important in whisky making, that having this capability certainly helps them stand out more.
This fine scotch is aged in Spanish Oloroso wood and American oak.
Nose: Sweet, fruity and oak
Taste: smooth, sweet with the right amount of spice. I taste cinnamon, fruit, caramel and oak.
Finish: Delightful warming burn.
Glenfiddich 18 years is simply beautifully made. It is as equally great as the 21 year old. The prices certainly vary. The 21 year-old bottle averages at about $120-$140 which is pretty expensive. The cost of the 18 year old bottle falls in the middle at about $70-$90 while the 15 year-old averages at $50-$60 depending on where you buy.
No matter how much you want to spend, you can’t go wrong with any of these because all three are great quality products that are worth the price.
I’ve always seen whisky as a medicinal homeopathic, so even when sick, I know that a little dram can only help make me feel better.
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.