GLENFIDDICH 18 YEARS OLD ANCIENT RESERVE BLACK CERAMIC NV
€299,00 incl. btw
A bottle of Glenfiddich 18 Year Old presented in a black ceramic decanter by English pottery company, Spode.
Colour: light gold.
Nose: less fresh than his two younger brothers. Ripe apple, butter sauce, cold camomile tea. Nice but it somewhat lacks the youngsters’ playfulness. Hints of sweet nice, honey.
Mouth: quite weak attack, that’s too bd. Some sweetish notes, honey, oak (or should I say old plank?) Some winey notes. Gets a little drying (the tongue sticks to the palate). Well… I’m sorry to say I don’t like the mouth.
The finish is rather long but again, de-structured and a little watery. I like the ‘Solera’, and even the 12 yo better.
Glenfiddich was founded by William Grant who had learned his craft at Mortlach and the first spirit ran from the stills on Christmas Day 1887.
Glenfiddich is also credited with creating the world’s interest in single malt whisky with the launch of the Straight Malt in 1963. Still family owned, it was the first single malt brand to sell 1 million cases in a year.
The ceramic decanter has been handcrafted by Spode to the same high standards that have won it six Royal Warrants.
Age: 18 years old
43% ABV / 70cl