Glenfiddich 12 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.
Carefully matured in the finest American oak and European oak sherry casks for at least 12 years, it is mellowed in oak marrying tuns to create its sweet and subtle oak flavours.
Nose: distinctively fresh and fruity with a hint of pear; beautifully crafted and delicately balanced
Taste: characteristic sweet, fruity notes; develops into butterscotch, cream, malt and subtle oak flavours
Finish: a long smooth and mellow finish