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Released in Spring 2010, this Glenfiddich Rich Oak has spent 14 years in ex-bourbon casks in the traditional way, before two separate finishes of 12 weeks in new European oak and six weeks in new American oak before bottling.
Bottled at 40% ABV with a RRP of £30.99 (but currently available on special offer at £22.00 or thereabouts in various outlets)
Nose: Initially spicy oak notes and rich vibrant vanilla. Hints of freshly sawn wood and dried fruits, raisins and apricots. With time, some softer toffee notes appear, caramelised pear and gentle fragrant floral aromas.
Taste: Very lively. Mouth tingling and spicy on first tasting. The rich vanilla sweetness is followed up with zesty fruit flavours and some wood spice.
Finish: The finish lingers for a long time with warming, oak notes.