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The Glenfiddich Millennium Vintage

The Glenfiddich Millennium Vintage Limited Edition single malt whisky is the latest exclusive from Glenfiddich.  The whisky was distilled and placed into casks during the Millennium celebrations of 2000 and bottled in 2012 from casks hand selected by Brian Kinsman, the Glenfiddich Malt Master.  This new vintage was initially unveiled in the World Duty Free stores at London Heathrow on Friday July 13 where it was exclusively available for 12 days.  On July 25, the limited edition whisky was then rolled out to all World Duty Free stores across the UK.

The Glenfiddich Millennium Vintage © Colin Hampden-White

The Glenfiddich Millennium Vintage © Colin Hampden-White

Colour:

Deep golden

On the nose;

Firstly fruity, with dried apricots and marmalade, there is an underlying nutty note and a touch of vanilla and caramel when left for a while.

On the palate:

Initially it is sweet, but dries. The dried fruit flavours being dominant, but underlying the fruit there is a waxy layer before vanilla and caramel come in to join the fruits.
There are a few spices and a hint of floral flavour over the top of the fruits, but over all it is a sweetish but palate cleansing whisky.

Finish,

The finish is very similar to the palate, with a medium length. The nutty flavours come back and leaves the mouth clean.

The Glenfiddich Millennium Vintage © Colin Hampden-White

The Glenfiddich Millennium Vintage © Colin Hampden-White

This new expression from Glenfiddich costs a little more than the regular 12 year old, but I would say it is certainly worth a little extra. The finnishing in the ex-bourbon barrels adds an extra depth. An excellent dram in this price bracket.

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