Glenfiddich 18 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
It has started in the same way for over 125 years. With a keen eye, our mashman into the mash tun. A mixture of our specially-sourced barley, ground down and added to our Robbie Dhu springwater, is heated to 64°C. The porridge-like ‘mash’ turns to sugar, dissolving into a fine sweet, tangy liquid called wort. The wort is drained, cooled and passed into our Wash Backs, where yeast is added and fermentation begins. The mashman records the temperatures, volumes and sugar gravities of each Wash Back up on the chalkboard - just as his predecessors have always done.
The distillery uses fine Spanish Oloroso wood and American oak to mature this rich, intriguingly fruity and robust oak expression, but there are many more reasons why this expression is special.
Colour: dark gold
Nose: a remarkably rich aroma with ripe orchard fruit, baked apple and robust oak
Taste: richly delivers luxurious dried fruit, candy peel and dates. overlaid with elegant oak notes
Finish: warming, rewarding and distinguished