# 505 • Glenfiddich Cask Collection - Select Cask

Glenfiddich Cask Collection Select Cask

40% alc./vol.
Glenfiddich Distillery, Dufftown, Speyside, Scotland

Still today an expression of the best-selling single malt in the world, the plebeian Glenfiddich.

We taste a traffic jam from their “Cask Collection” series, the Select Cask. Each was used in the composition of this whiskey is carefully selected by the master distiller, Brian Kinsman before being transferred to a vat at Solera, just like the 15 year old.

As the American journalist, writer and screenwriter put it so well Benjamin MacKinlay Kantor (1904-1977) said so well:

It gets really bad when you start looking like your ID card photo…

Nose:
Cream, green apples and soft cereals, with a hint of alcohol. Peppery dry oak, clementines and peaches, even nectarine.

Taste:
Apple pie, cinnamon, brown sugar, spices, oak, raisins and nuts. Not mean, but a little too diffuse and aggressive for my taste. Any texture. Tip of red wine.

Finish:
Spices and wood envelop us in their warmth, then leave us with a little wave of pepper and dried orange peel.

Balance:
A good scotch anyway, but a Glenfiddich who seems to be looking for his identity.

Note: ★★★★★40% alc./vol.

# 503 • Glenfarclas 15 years old

43% alc./vol.
Glenfarclas Distillery, Ballindalloch, Speyside, Scotland

It is not often that we talk about Glenfarclas here, so today I'm going to go for a classic loved by all, or at least which should be, the 15 year old Glenfarclas, a beautiful little dram loaded to the brim with juicy sherry!

The distillery was founded in 1836 and has six stills, which are among the largest in Speyside. The warehouses have more than 68 barrels in aging, including barrels dating from 000.

We're lucky, even after all this time, SAQ We still have a couple of bottles if we know where to look…

As the Catalan painter, sculptor, engraver, scriptwriter and writer of Spanish nationality said so well Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) said so well:

Treat your friends like your paintings: place them in the most favorable light.

Amber orange with sienna.

Nose:
Grapes, graham crumbs, brown sugar, dates, cinnamon, nutmeg, subtle cloves. Juicy and mature sherry. Oak latte dipped in honey.

Taste:
Fruity and sweet at the start, then the tasty spices of sherry come on board fairly quickly and take us on beautiful hints of wood and raisins. Red wine, cherry and almond frangipane.

Finish:
Sherry cask and dust on a good length that will keep us warm during the worst storms of January. Cherry and more cherry. Dark chocolate.

Balance:
A great sherry bomb worthy of the name, and a whiskey to store if only for its price compared to its mention of age.

Note: ★★★★★